Hi, my name is Mushamir Mustafa.

A Traveler, Storyteller, and A Photographer.

I am an award-winning photojournalist based in Malaysia. I am also the founder of Humans of KL, where I share incredible stories of people from all walks of life.

To date, Humans of KL has amassed a huge following of more than 140,000 followers, telling countless inspiring stories that has impacted 22 million people.


Starting in 2012, it wasn’t an easy start. I started alone, I didn’t have a team of photographers, and lived far from KL, so I could only take pictures on the weekends.


I remember how getting 5 likes was a challenge, 20 likes was an achievement, and still remember the first time HOKL received 200 likes!


But I persisted and little did I know that one day I would achieve something incredible: To have a permanent exhibit at Carcosa Seri Negara after the KL International Arts Festival, with the Minister of Federal Territories as our Guest of Honour was an honor!



Today, I juggle between a corporate life, spending my weekend cycling and finding the next big story for Humans of KL.


View my CV here!

Recently, I Was Invited To Speak At TEDx Talk.

On February 2017, I had the honor to be invited as a speaker on Tedx to share my journey as a photojournalist, where I share stories of how photography combined with storytelling has the power to change the world.

Want to capture timeless moments for your event/happening?

I am incredible grateful to have worked with many incredible organizations and individuals – capturing their stories that moves hearts and nations. Based in Kuala Lumpur, I’m available for both national and international assignments. If you’re feeling a good vibe of me working for your project, then let’s get in touch and make that project of yours a success.

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