KL International Photoawards 2014


It seems like more and more amazing serious photographers have been emerging, and I predict that 2014 will be an exciting year. The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2014 has made its call for entries, and I for one would like to see more local talents competing in that league.

The KLPA focuses solely on portraiture work, recently announcing the three categories for this year.

Individual Portrait (open theme)

Indivual Portrait Themed (Savage and Serenity)

Photostories (new open themed category focused on portraiture-led multimedia presentation and slideshows)


Submissions will be open from 1st March 2014 – 30th April 2014.
Go to klphotoawards.com for the full list of rules, submission guidelines, and judges.




30 influential Asia photographer

Che’ Ahmad Azhar, malaysia

Malaysian photography educator Che’ Ahmad Azhar is also the country’s most prolific and influential street photographer. Che’ Ahmad is most known for his long term project ‘Walk of Life’ – a documentary of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.


Malaysia Street Photographer

Che’ Ahmad Azhar is a lecturer at the Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia. A pioneer member of the faculty, he has taught in the field of visual communication and photography at the faculty for sixteen years.

A passionate photographer, his work has been featured on the Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) and LENS Blog The New York Times. He has also held solo exhibitions at the Leica Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur and Obscura Photography Festival. He is frequently invited as the jury, guest speaker and facilitator for international and local photography competitions and workshops.

Currently, he is working on a personal project entitled ‘Walk of Life’ – a visual documentation on the street life of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.

Che’ Ahmad Azhar is a graduate of Graphic Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia.

Visit Malaysia Street Photographer Che’ Ahmad Azhar here at http://www.cheahmadazhar.com/home