'Humans of Kuala Lumpur' on display depicting Malaysian life

AUDREY VIJAINDREN

KUALA LUMPUR: Telling stories of ordinary people, Humans of Kuala Lumpur (HOKL) - first and biggest human-centric content platform - will display 50 photographs to depict Malaysian life, at its simplest.

HOKL is a social media-based photojournalism project that photographs and tells the stories of normal, everyday people. It has had 20 million views on its stories.

It documents the transformation, changes and diversity of our people with portraits that present a personal, unique, touching, intimate and human glimpse of ordinary life, said Mushamir Mustafa, founder of HOKL.

“We are a formidable and diverse team of 13 unique storytellers in the photography and videography medium. Our mission is to change, influence, inspire, educate and create change amongst Malaysians through what we do best, telling stories that touch people’s hearts,” he said.

“It took us six years to put this together, and I’m glad we waited this long to produce greatness. We wanted to do this on a big scale, to have a huge impact.”

Mushamir started HOKL in 2012, picking up from the trend of American author, photographer, blogger and founder of Humans in New York, Brandon Stanton.

“We, too, believe that everyone - no matter how poor, rich, black, white, yellow, tall, short, beautiful or ugly - has a story to be told,” the photojournalist said.

HOKL will be exhibited at Carcosa Seri Negara from Sept 2 to 30, from 9am to 7pm. Story telling workshops, and meet and greet sessions available on weekends. Entrance is free.

More information is available on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehumansofkl/ © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd