Irene Barlian is an independent documentary photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her documentary photographic interest primarily focuses on social, environmental, cultural, and women's stories. She has a particular fondness for the vibrancy in Southeast Asia and continues to document social life and witness history. The most significant element of her professional ventures is devoted to personal, long-term projects. She has contributed works to publications such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, Sidetracked, amongst others. Her works were exhibited in a group show in the U.S.A, France, Switzerland, and Greece.