PannaFoto Institute is a non-profit organization based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Founded in 2006 by Sinartus Sosrodjojo and his team, PannaFoto serves as a platform for education and fosters an understanding of photography through its interdisciplinary programs with the support of World Press Photo Foundation in the Netherlands.
The word Panna (pronounced as ‘Panya’) is derived from the Sanskrit word which means ‘Wisdom’. Simply because we believe that wisdom will lead us to have a better understanding on the hidden truth within our real life and become a guidance to balance between knowledge and expertise at photography techniques and other valuable cores as a well-being.
Since its establishment, PannaFoto has been conducting a series of photography workshops for young talented Indonesian photojournalists, classes for public, seminars, discussions and photo exhibitions. PannaFoto Institute has been working together with respected and reputable organizations, private sectors, photo communities and various media such as World Press Photo Foundation, Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara, Indonesian Photojournalist Association, Goethe-Institut Indonesien, Erasmus Huis and PermataBank.