Monday, March 26, 2012


Cheryl Hoffmann is a free-spirited, freelance photographer who spends a lot of time in Malaysia.  Rarely without her camera, she loves to explore, discover and learn.  She is always happy when someone takes a great photo!  She is currently showing her photographs of Hindu culture in Malaysia at a solo exhibit in Kuala Lumpur.  Cheryl invites you to visit her website at and have a look around.


J. Redza was born into a world of art, raised by artists. Her father was a painter, sculptor, art writer, curator, art critic, art historian and an arts professor. Her mother is a batik artist, and lecturer for fashion & textile. Two of her aunts were dancers, choreographers.

She has worked alongside award winning directors such as Yasmin Ahmad, Farouk AlJoffrey, Jamie Quah, Harris Sulong and a few others. She fell in love with photography by the birth of her daughter in Sydney. She began by taking photos of her daughter with the intention of sending baby pictures for her family back in Malaysia while she was away.

Since then she has started to build a reputation as an artist with an eye for truth and sensitivity through her commissioned portraits and conceptual fine art pieces. 


Sue Anna Joe has always been involved with the arts; she liked to draw, write poetry, and was involved in the theater. In 2003, she picked up her first digital camera. She started taking self-portraits and it was during this experimenting stage that she fell in love with photography. She found that photography was the perfect tool for self-expression.

No longer a mere hobby, over the years she has won the International Photography Awards – Self Portrait Pro Category (2009), Filem Festival Malaysia – Best Poster Award (2008) and Vida! Attitude Award (2004). She has also been featured in magazines, media, made television appearances and gave talks and conducted workshops for photography enthusiasts. You can read more about her here.


Vignes Balasingam is an award winning photographer who has invested his entire photographic career to photographing in the fringes of Malaysian society. His work has been exhibited in Kuala Lumpur, Jogjakarta and Hanoi. He heads The Republik, a Kuala Lumpur based photography collective with a regional audience that promotes documentary photography and visual journalism. He has won an award for best album artwork at the Anugerah Industri Muzik for his documentary photography work for the band Estranged. He has also won the Golden Scarf under the mentorship of Ron Haviv in 2009. 

Vignes' work covers stories on urban homelessness, forced migration, foreign labour and contemporary issues. He work has also been published in various magazines including Men's Folio, The National and the CPA magazine. Vignes is a graduate from the University if Westminster with a BMus in contemporary music arrangement.


REGISTER NOW for KLPAJunior workshops before Thursday, 12 April 2012!

Klpa Jr Poster

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Calling all photography enthusiasts from 13 to 18 years! KLPA Junior is a photography contest developed for the enhancement, nurturing and promotion of serious youth photography in Malaysia.

Open to all teenage photographers aged between 13 and 18 years residing in Malaysia, this contest is free to enter. We are seeking your participation in our first HOMEGROWN Photography Contest, with the specific theme of GOING GREEN. Use your creativity, imagination and camera skills to photograph a series of images based on this theme. You may submit colour or black and white images, based on portraits, landscapes, conceptual, indeed in any style you choose.

Entry is completely free and there are cash prizes to be won. Winners and shortlisted entries will be exhibited alongside the winners from the main KL International Photoawards 2012 in Kuala Lumpur in June.

Register now to participate in the contest. Submission of entries will open on 22 April through an online upload form on this website.

Extra! 1-Day Free workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Saturday 21st April : Register now!