Dilla Djalil Daniel is a Jakarta based documentary photographer who was born in July 1966.
Her first introduction to the camera was when her father gave her a boxy camera as her 9th birthday present and since then she has been something of a shutterbug. She obtained her bachelor degree from The University of Indonesia, majoring in English Literature.
Dilla’s first photography mentor was her late father, and for many years she shot her objects intuitively, relying on her feelings, sensitivity and a good eye. In 2010 she decided to join a photojournalism workshop in Bangkok. She had finally found the genre that suited her the most, which is story telling using her camera.
One workshop lead to another, and she found herself attending more documentary and photojournalism workshops. These overseas workshops suited her well since she loves adventurous travelling. She has been immensely fortunate to have had an impressive list of award-winning photojournalists as her mentors.