Adhytia Putra and the Price of Paper

PODCAST: Adhytia Putra and The Price of Paper

In this episode I am speaking with Adhytia Putra, an Indonesian documentary photographer who has recently graduated from the London College of Communication with a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography.

During his time at the LCC, Adi created a body of work entitled ‘The Price of Paper’ – which explores the issue of deforestation in Indonesia – it’s causes and impact on the environment, the wildlife, and those who live in the communities affected by it. The complete body of work – made up of prints and a web documentary, will be exhibited at the final degree show – Consider This, from the 8th – 16th January at the LCC in London (a link to the exhibition website can be found below).

In the interview we discuss the story behind the Price of Paper, Adi’s experiences in exploring the subject of deforestation and it’s impact, as well as how he is going about getting it into the public domain, and much more.

Adhytia was born in Indonesia in April 1990, and went on to study Biochemistry at Ohio State University in the USA.

His interest in photography started only a couple of years ago, and very quickly decided it was more in line with what he wanted to do with his life, and so he signed up for the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication (LCC) in London.

Adi is interested in the issues of modernization, globalization, and rural-urban interaction – particularly within the context of Southeast Asia – its challenges and opportunities. He seeks to understand the challenges these phenomena pose to the people and environment within the region, and new social issues that spawn from them.

Adi seeks to find ways in which, both individually and collaboratively, he can document and understand these social issues in interesting ways – using both stills photography and multimedia in the form of web documentaries.

The Price of Paper will be on display at the Consider This exhibition at the LCC from 8th -16th January, with a Private View on the 8th from 18.00 to 21.00.

Website –

Twitter – @AdhytiaDP


Photographers and Organisations

David duChemin

Carl Bigmore

Untold Journal

London College of Communication (LCC)

MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Consider This (Final degree show exhibition for the above MA)

Greenpeace (Indonesia)

Friends of the Earth (Indonesia)

World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF; incorrectly called ‘World Wildlife Foundation’ in the interview)

John Green

Interviewer / Producer / Editor: Chris King

Featured Image: From the work ‘The Price of Paper’ by Adhytia Putra © Adhytia Putra