About Humans Of KL

Our Story

Humans of Kuala Lumpur (HOKL) photographs the people of KL, documenting the transformation, changes and diversity of our people with portraits that present a personal glimpse of the humans living in KL photo by photo.

We personally believe that everyone – no matter how poor, rich, black, white, yellow, tall, short, beautiful or ugly you are, there is always a story to be told.

HOKL has transformed from being a story telling narrative into a social advocacy platform, recognizing its potential to influence, empower and educate Malaysians on important issues.

The trend first started with Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York, and freelance photographer/photojournalist Mushamir Mustafa started Humans of Kuala Lumpur in 2012.

We are now a formidable and diverse team of 22 unique storytellers in the photography and videography medium, led by a leadership team of experienced individuals of different backgrounds and industries – whose mission is to change, influence, inspire, educate and create change amongst Malaysians – through what we do best, telling stories that touch people’s hearts.


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