Kemal Jufri started his career more than a decade ago as a contract photographer for Agence France Presse (AFP), Jakarta bureau in 1996. At the end of 1998 he left AFP to work as a contributing photographer for Asiaweek magazine until its closure in 2001.
Since then, as a freelance photographer, he regularly works on assignment covering stories across South-East Asia, mainly in Indonesia, for major international publications including TIME Magazine, Newsweek, The New York Times, STERN, Der Spiegel and many more.
He has chronicled many historical moments in Indonesia including the bloody reform movement which led to the fall of former dictator, Suharto, the post UN-sponsored referendum violence in East Timor, the ethnic violence
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