About Yan Kurniawan
Yan Kurniawan is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer based in Sydney, Australia. He was born in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia in 1979 and grew up in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia.
Yan started developing his passion for landscape photography while he was working in Jakarta, the busiest city in Indonesia. Having bought his first digital camera in 2009, he started traveling around Indonesia to escape from hectic metropolitan life. He found tranquility by capturing the beauty of Indonesian splendid sceneries that have fascinated people around the world.
In 2014, Yan made a huge move to Sydney, Australia. He fell in love with Australia’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes which gave him the opportunity to continue pursuing his passion for landscape photography. From the sparkling seas, rocky beaches, rugged outback terrain, dense tropical rainforests, snowy mountains, to the untamed wilderness and barren desert plains, Australia offers endless exploration for landscape photographers.
Yan’s determination to capture the best light, great atmosphere, and unique moments can be easily seen in his works. The visual drama and distinctive style of his images are born of a keen eye for capturing moments, details, and strong compositions.
Yan’s works have been exhibited locally and internationally, including in the Head On Landscape Prize Exhibition at the NSW Parliament House, the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, and the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London, UK.
2020 1st Place Mosman Photography Awards - Landscape Category
2019 6th Place Focus Awards - Landscape Category
2019 9th Place Focus Awards - Photographer of The Year
2019 9th Place The Mono Awards - Places Category
2019 Overall Winner Crown Sydney Artist Initiative
2019 13th Place Australia's Top Emerging Photographers Awards
2018 4th Place Australian Photography Magazine POTY Landscape Category
2018 4th Place Focus Awards - Black and White Category
2018 Top 50 Epson International Pano Awards - Amateur Built Category
2018 2nd Place Australian Photography Awards - Landscape Category
2017 3rd Place Focus Awards Sunrise/Sunset Category
2017 Top 50 Epson International Pano Awards - Amateur Built Category
2017 Finalist Head On Landscape Prize
2016 Top 101 International Landscape Photographer of the Year
2016 Top 20 Australian Photography Awards - Landscape and Environment Category
2016 Top 35 REAL Australia Landscape Photo Awards
2016 Top 50 Epson International Pano Awards - Amateur Nature Category
2015 Top 50 Epson International Pano Awards - Amateur Built Category