We don't take pictures,
we make them

Understanding story beyond visuals.

Meet Shamshahrin

Storyteller. Speaker. Educator

Shamshahrin is a creative professional working over 30 years, in the fields of International photojournalism, travel and editorial photography and educator.

Graduated with a Diploma in Photography in 1994 with a major in Photojournalism and minor in Fine Arts. Shortly after graduated from UiTM, Shah Alam, he joined the STAR as a staff photographer until 1999. 

Joined a French newswire agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) as a photographer in the Kuala Lumpur bureau early 1999. Served as a photographer for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) in Kuala Lumpur from 2004 till 2014 

Being served in the internationally- recognized agency, his works have been published in local and foreign newspapers and most of the well known magazines such as Life magazine’s website (photo of the day), IHT, Time, Asiaweek, Far Eastern Economic Review, The Star-Ledger (NY) and more.



Photography as an Art 1994, Kuala Lumpur.

`Conjunction Points’ Asian Photography and Film Exhibition 2005, Gwangju, Korea.

`Close Encounter’ Photo Exhibition 2010, Jeju Museum of Arts, Korea.

MPPA News Photographers Exhibition, MATIC KL

Teaching & Speaking Engagements

TEDx – UMSKAL held in Labuan in 2017. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Watch now

Teaching Photojournalism in University Technology Malaysia (UTM – SPACE)

Teaching Photojournalism in International Islamic University (IIUM)

Teaching Photojournalism in Open University (OUM)

Teaching Photojournalism in University College Sabah Foundation (UCSF).

Jury & Mentor

Resident mentor at Kinabalu Photo Festival since 2014


External Assessors for Photography module for Ministry of Human Resource.

Panel member of assessors for the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) under the Ministry of Education.

A Panel member of Photography Accreditation for Malaysian Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG)

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