Rio Helmi


Country: Indonesia

Rio Helmi has been photographing and writing about Asia for various media since 1978. For the last year Rio has been documenting and writing about Gunung Agung for his blog series ‘News from Under the Volcano’ on ubudnowandthen.com, as well as working as a volunteer for disaster mitigation. He is also working on the TV series Swadaya about grassroots self-reliance in Indonesia.

Rio Helmi telah memotret dan menulis tentang Asia untuk banyak media sejak tahun 1978. Setahun terakhir ini, Rio telah mendokumentasikan dan menulis tentang Gunung Agung untuk seri blog miliknya yang berjudul “News from Under the Volcano” di laman ubudnowandthen.com, dan menjadi pekerja sukarela untuk mitigasi bencana. Ia juga sedang mengerjakan seri TV Swadaya tentang kemandirian masyarakat pedalaman di Indonesia.

Appearing in

Main Program: The Pursuit of Peace

In an age increasingly defined by difference and hate, these panelists are working to analyze the deep divisions in society and empower others in efforts to promote peace. Take a …


Main Program: Darkness Descends

“Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.” – Abraham Lincoln. Violence takes many forms and is explained with numerous pretexts, but the outcome is inevitably suffering. These brave speakers …


Main Program: Dealing with Disaster

When countries sit astride complex tectonics, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis become part of environment and consciousness. With ongoing rumbling in the Ring of Fire, and the recent deadly quake …


Main Program: Jagadhita

Like many Festivals past, this year’s theme is drawn from a Balinese Hindu philosophy. ‘Jagadhita’ is the individual pursuit of universal harmony and prosperity as one of life’s primary goals. …