Stories of Malaysia Exhibition
“Stories of Malaysia” features never before exhibited 35 photostories, showing unique, diverse Malaysians of various backgrounds and themes such as Malaysian unity, stories of the past, young cancer survivors, inspiring entrepreneurship and corporate stories, stories of survival, bullying, triumph, success, secrets, hurts and families.
Every weekend, a Meet & Greet session will be held to feature the people who we have interviewed surrounding a specific theme, as well as those from our most viral photostories. This is your chance to meet the people behind your favourite stories, hear their stories live and learn from them!
Workshops on photography and the art of storytelling will be held every weekend, so come to learn from the Humans of KL team of storytellers on how to interview, write stories and capture portrait photography. Join our storytellers on a photohunt and share your stories at our ‘Story Party’.
Sit back and relax with art performances, workshops and handicraft booths. Treat yourself to a Malaysian snack at the food stalls, whilst appreciating the mesmerizing colonial architecture of our venue.
Who Are We?
Humans of Kuala Lumpur (HOKL) is a social media based photojournalism project that photographs and tells the stories of the people of KL and Malaysia. It documents the transformation, changes and diversity of our people with portraits that present a personal, unique, touching, intimate and human glimpse of the humans living in KL and Malaysia, photo by photo.
HOKL has transformed from being a storytelling narrative into a social advocacy platform, recognising its potential to influence, empower and educate Malaysians on important issues.
HOKL has been a finalist for the DIGI WWWOW Awards under the Social Movement/Gathering Category and one of the panel members to consult the former Prime Minister on Malaysia’s Art & Culture scene.
Humans of Kuala Lumpur Team
Mushamir Mustafa founded Humans of Kuala Lumpur in September 2012, as a university student in Nottingham University. Previously, Mushamir was a photojournalist with Malaysian Digest and a stringer (reporter) at BERNAMA.
A TEDx Speaker on ‘How Storytelling Can Change the World’, Mushamir regularly conducts photography and storytelling workshops. His previous photographic work – ‘Faces of Sudan’, was the largest photographic exhibition in Khartoum, Sudan, displaying the diverse views of people, landmarks and unique heritage.
Team of Storytellers
Special thanks to our sponsors and collaborators, Kakiseni, Carcosa Sri Negara and Printcious, our Board of Advisors, Low Ngai Yuen, Azman Karib Ibrahim, Zaim Mokhzani, Hari Das, Jeany Amir and Mustaqim Malek.
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