Iwan Bagus was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He began his career in front of the camera, working as a model in South East Asia for over 10 years. While modeling, he received a B.A. in Economics in Jakarta. Soon after he moved to Washington, DC to earn his M.S. in Engineering from George Washington University and M.A in Film Production from American University.

Iwan’s work has been shown at the National Geographic Society, The Corcoran-Washington Performing Arts Society, The Carnegie Institute-DC, The Center for Fine Art Photography-Colorado, The Museum of America Organization States, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, H-Gallery Bangkok, Times Square-NYC, among others. His photography exhibitions have been reviewed by the Washington Post, Nation Public Radio affiliate WAMU, Washington City Paper, Voice of America, and others. Iwan has worked in New York, Los Angeles, DC, and Indonesia for exclusive commercial clients and magazine. He has also shot for non-profit organizations in DC and New York. Iwan uses his extensive experience in front of the lens to help direct models, actors, and portrait subjects. He has also served as a juror in photography competitions.

Currently, Iwan is the Head of Photography concentration at the University of the District of Columbia, and a Professorial Lecturer at American University. He also gives private photography lessons for the local community. Please feel free to contact him for further info. When not on a photo shoot or teaching, Iwan spends his time cooking up spicy creations for his extended family, gardening, and playing with Ixan & Imran – two Salukis, and Ilian – the Bengal. | 714 fairmont st, nw, dc 20001 | 202.468.0323

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