The Man Behind The Lens #StoriesUntold


Nabil Rosman is a talented young photographer who has a great passion in photography. Coupled with his skills with the camera, he was able to win the Hasselblad Masters Awards 2018 beating an impressive number of about 31,500 other entries. His work was showcased throughout the streets of Kuala Lumpur during last year’s Festival.

After having the experience of winning such a prestigious award and given the exposure through his work with the Festival last year, an idea came to mind to find a way to give other young photographers a similar exposure. He was inspired to provide a stage for other young photographers who may share the same passion as him but is not as fortunate to receive the exposure he has.

“I realised that younger photographers nowadays have a lot of talent, a lot of skills and everything but they don’t have the right platform to actually show to people what they have in themselves”.

He notes that the photography scene in Malaysia is dominated by the people of the older demographic. Therefore, he wanted to create a new platform whereby the younger, ambitious photographers are able to showcase their talents and the stories that they have in their photos. He also mentioned that he wants to promote the arts scene in general to a wider group within the younger member of the community through a platform that is easily accessible.

The competition was run on the Festival’s Instagram account with the hashtag #StoriesUntold.

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