KLPF 2023

Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2023

This year, the KLPF 2023, or Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2023, will be held at a new venue after several years at Viva Home in KL city.

The new venue is at KL Gateway Mall, and KLPF 2023 will be from 18-20 August, right here near Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, with the theme "We are Family".

KLPF 2023

This is Malaysia's largest photo festival for photography fans, with thousands of visitors attending over three days. 

The festival not only showcases photography, but there is also a lively stage show happening daily. At the same time, there is a mini bazaar where vendors sell or promote their items.

Launching of KLPF
Last year's KLPF launch event was at VIVA Home Shopping Mall in KL.

Over the years, I was one of the activities visitors to the photography event and in 2022, I managed to have my first solo exhibition at KLPF.

And if you did not know, KLPF was first organised in 1997, which marks its 26th year of the festival, well, if you include the Covid-19 year, where there was no event.

KLPF We Are Family Theme

Some of you may want to know why they chose the theme "We Are Family", and it was mentioned that when photographers meet at KLPF, it feels like we are family.

Family represents respect for and appreciation of one another regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, status, capability, skill, talent, etc.

In photography, interpretation is always practised in its broadest sense with much inclusivity. With World Photography Day 2023, KLPF invites photographers to celebrate our diversity and show the world "We are Family".

The Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2023 also invites photographers to submit images for the Annual Theme Exhibition "We are Family".

Team Members for KLPF PCP
The key people behind KLPF.

Who is Participating at KLPF? 

Because it is photography, you will see various photography genres showcased, usually a well-balanced mix of photography. Regulars are;

  • Independent Photographers
  • Wildlife Photographers
  • Portrait Photographers
  • Landscape Photographers
  • Film Photographers
  • Bird Photography
  • Studio Photography
  • Wedding Photographers
  • School Photography Clubs
  • College and University Photography Clubs
  • Photography Societies and Clubs

KLPF 2023

  • Date: 18, 19, 20 August
  • Time: 10.00 AM to 9.00 PM
  • Venue: KL Gateway Mall, Bangsar South,
    2, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur
  • Website: https://klpf.com.my/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KLPFMalaysia/

Photography Exhibition KLPF David Jr
My first solo photography exhibition at KLPF 2022.

David Hogan Jr Solo Exhibition at KLPF 2022

Last year, I had my first solo photography exhibition at KLPF, where I took a massive challenge by using a Galaxy Z Fold4 Smartphone to photograph the UNESCO Caves of Sarawak.

This was a difficult task requiring me to handheld my device as there was no allowance for using a tripod or monopod to take photos in the caves.

With my passion and dedication towards the first solo exhibition, I visited both Mulu and Niah National Parks in Sarawak to photograph the caves.

My mission was to show that cave photography was possible using just a smartphone, and the photos spoke for themselves during the exhibition.

Many who saw the photo were stunned that a smartphone could take such amazing pictures with outstanding clarity and detail.

Solo Photo Exhibition KLPF
Visitors view some of my smartphone photos.

Some professional photographers even stopped by and mentioned that with today's DSLR or Mirrorless technology, they could only get the natural highlights and details with heavy editing.

This was a rare moment which gave me a massive boost in confidence for my overall photography, which includes smartphone photography and mirrorless cameras.

To view those cave photos taken with a smartphone, please see the link in the first paragraph, and let me know what you think.

This year, I may have another solo exhibition again at the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2023, and I have not completely decided on my theme.

I may focus on bird photography this time, but I am still finalising a suitable destination for this, and it looks like Sarawak is my first choice.

Kuala Lumpur Foto Festival 2023
The KLPF2023 Poster.


The Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival 2022 was the last event held at Viva Home Shopping Mall along Jalan Loke Yew in KL. Now it has found a new home at KL Gateway Mall for 2023.

With that, I hope to see you all at KLPF 2023 from 18-20 August and that you will come with friends and family. And if I have my 2nd photography exhibition there, I would be happy to see you at my booth.

Malaysia Asia

Blogging since 2007, but writing online since 1997. I belong to the 1st generation of worldwide bloggers, which is of course old-school. Since 2008, I created Malaysia Asia and this travel, flood, gadget and lifestyle blog has won numerous physical awards from tourism boards around Malaysia. (Not those online awards). After 12 years of blogging, I have semi-retired and now blog about things I like, do product reviews and enjoy life. My work has been featured in Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Wall Street Journal, and many other international publications. Find out more about me and thank you.

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