Caron Toshiko co-runs Gueari Galeri, an Indonesia-based photobook gallery and independent publisher established in 2014, with her partner Andi Ari Setiadi. She is a psychology practitioner and has an educational background in photojournalism with a focus on social and mental health issues. She has more than eight years of experience in programme management for international organisations and is currently working full-time in a digital technology education company.
With a postgraduate education background in Health of Social Psychology, she is pursuing her interest in Therapeutic Photography through the PgCert Therapeutic Photography course at Robert Gordon University. In 2021, she was selected for the curatorial workshop by the National Gallery of Indonesia.
Gueari Galeri is a photobook gallery and independent publisher based in Jakarta and Bekasi, Indonesia. Our tagline is “a personal story for you”, as we are using the medium of photography and photobooks as a means for self-exploration, empowerment and agents of change by presenting one’s personal story.
Since 2015, Gueari Galeri has conducted a Photo Book Class (#kelasbukufotoguearigaleri) to facilitate participants to develop their personal stories in the medium of photobooks. It also held photobook discussions (#ngobrolbukufoto) in various regions in Indonesia as a form of education to improve photobook literacy and had represented Indonesia several times in local and international photography festivals, such as Singapore International Photo Festival 2018, Singapore Art Book Fair 2019, Yangon Photo Festival 2019 & 2020, Jakarta International Photo Festival 2019, and Arles Books Fair 2022.