EXPOSURE+ PHOTO will be back in September 2023 !

After successfully staging our inaugural event in February 2022 Exposure+ Photo will be back, following a similar multi-venue exhibition format in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. Our mission will continue by expanding the depth and exposure of Malaysia-based photographers, along with bringing a varied and fresh international program of project-based photography to Malaysian audiences.

The Open Call 2023 for project submissions will be launched in December, with a new inspiring theme.

Co-founded by photographers Steven Lee and Nadirah Zakariya - and supported by Munirah Rohaizan and Stacy Liu, EXPOSURE+ PHOTO operates on a non-profit basis and collaborates with sponsors, partners and supporters. 

Team Members




Steven Lee is the founder-director of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (KLPA). He is actively involved in international photography events as jury, portfolio reviewer, mentor and workshop leads. He acted as  nominator for the World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent Program and Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA).


Steven is also a photographer who began his career in fashion and portraiture, as well as travel documentary work in the early 2000s, and has self-published several books.





Born in 1984 and raised in Malaysia, Nadirah Zakariya draws inspiration for her work through her non-specific geographical upbringing. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Nadirah received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.
Nadirah is an internationally published photographer with works in numerous publications such as Bloomberg News, The New York Times Magazine, NYLON, VICE, Dazed and Confused, Refinery29 and Vogue Italia. She is currently featured in Flora Photographica, a book published by Thames & Hudson in 2022.

Nadirah’s works have been exhibited in cities including New York, London, Paris, Milan and Kuala Lumpur. In 2011, Nadirah was invited to hold her first solo exhibition, “Daughters Ago” in New York, in 2016 a solo exhibition, “GIRLHOOD” at the Leica Gallery in Kuala Lumpur and her series “Fuji-San LoveLetters” was shown at Ilham Gallery in 2018. Other international group shows include “We See You, We Hear You” in London (2018), “I Am The Woman I Am” during PhotoVogue Festival in Milan (2018) and UnSmoke in Kuala Lumpur (2019).




From Kuala Lumpur, Nurul Munirah Rohaizan is a self-taught photographer who discovered photography when she was a business student in Dublin, Ireland and is currently based in Kuala Lumpur as Project Manager for the Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards.


She is also part of the committee and contributor for KL-Ga.org and was the assistant curator to the MOCA Fest visual art team in conjunction with the World Islamic Economy Forum (WIEF) in 2015.


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Stacy Liu is a photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Working in both digital and B&W film, her recent works mainly focus on landscape, abstract and observational photography. While photography gives her a reason to explore, and capture her ideas and experiences, she also hopes to create curiosity through her images.



Past projects


EXPOSURE+ PHOTO 2022, Kuala Lumpur



KL20X20 Photography Festival, Kuala Lumpur



Two Mountains Photo Project 3.0, ILHAM GALLERY, Kuala Lumpur



PhotoSymposium Asia, KL Journal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur



PhotoSymposium Asia, KL Journal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur



Two Mountains Photo Project 2.0, Taisho University Gallery, Tokyo



Focus Japan, Whitebox Gallery, PUBLIKA, Kuala Lumpur



Two Mountains Photo Project, Whitebox Gallery, PUBLIKA, Kuala Lumpur