Bazuki Muhammad is an award-winning photojournalist and is an editor who has covered assignments with Reuters, U.S. and Malaysian newspapers for 20 years. A US-educated architect, Bazuki spent 10 years in New Orleans and Knoxville experimenting with his “The Thinking Eyes” before shooting for Reuters in Malaysia. Bazuki won Publish Asia’s Best in Sports Photography for two consecutive years in 2002 and 2003. Bazuki covered London Olympics, cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, U.S. President Bush in Japan, war in Afghanistan, tsunami in Thailand, Hajj in Mecca, Thailand’s political turmoil, troubles in southern Thailand and floods in Bangkok.
Bazuki is an alumnus of Louisiana State University, College of Design.
PRINT DESIGN | as Photographer, Photo Editor, Print Design Editor
Pictures by Bazuki Muhammad. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad.
Pictures by Adi Safri. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad.
Pictures by Osman Adnan. Editing by Osman Adnan and Bazuki Muhammad.
Pictures by Aizuddin Saad. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad.
Pictures by Muhd Zaaba Zakeria. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad.
Pictures by Adi Safri, Azhar Ramli, Aizuddin Saad and Mikali Ong. Editing by Bazuki Muhammad and Zahari Zakaria.
BOOK PUBLISHING | as photo editor, creative editor
FAST is a remote editing system I developed from scratch for the New Straits Times Press, to transmit pictures “fast”, within 10 seconds if Internet speed allows.
President Obama lands in Kuala Lumpur, steps out of Air Force One, waves, and photojournalist Aizuddin Saad starts shooting. Obama steps down the stairs, and moves toward his car. Our pictures of him are online before he gets into his car. Yes, in only a few seconds, 10 at most!
With FAST (File Advanced System Transmit), pictures are edited remotely by FAST “buddies” anywhere around the globe, wherever there is Internet. Our main FAST Desks are located in Putrajaya and Bangsar, Malaysia. Pictures are edited in Putrajaya, then sent to Bangsar for captioning, in real time.
Other examples of FAST editing:
1990 Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University
2014 - current : Adviser to The New Straits Times Press, KUALA LUMPUR
1998 - 2014 : Chief Photographer, Reuters, KUALA LUMPUR
1992 - 1998 : Architect, Arkitek MAA, KUALA LUMPUR
1990 - 1992 : Photographer, The Knoxville Journal and The Maryville Times, TENNESSEE
1985 - 1990 : Chief Photographer, The Daily Reveille, BATON ROUGE
1985 - 1990 : Photo Editor, The Gumbo yearbook, BATON ROUGE
1985 - 1992 : Freelance for UPI, Reuters, and Associated Press, NEW ORLEANS
Publish Asia Award - Sports Picture of the Year, 2003
Publish Asia Award - Sports Picture of the Year, 2002
Architecture Photography Award, Malaysian Institute of Architects, 2005
Malaysia’s Tourism Award - First Prize Nature Category, 2005
Epson International Photo Contest - 2nd Prize Nature Category, 2004
Epson International Photo Contest – 3rd Prize Human Category, 2004
Second Place North America Award Student Journalism Magazine Photography, 1991
Solo Exhibition, Art of Seeing, The New Straits Times Press Gallery, 2015
Exhibition and Lectures - “The Power of Seeing”, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2004 and 2007
Featured in Malaysia’s Malay daily Berita Harian “Bazuki’s CREATIVE Images,” 2006
Featured in Malaysia’s Chinese daily Nanyang “Bazuki uses Photography to give back to Society,” 2004
Featured in Malaysia’s English daily New Straits Times “Bazuki’s Passion for Images,” 2001
President Obama visits Kuala Lumpur, 2013
The London Olympics, 2012
War in Afghanistan, 2002
US President George Bush at JAPAN G8, Hokkaido, 2008
Street protest “Red Shirts” and “Yellow Shirts”, Bangkok, 2009
Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar, 2008
Floods, Bangkok, 2011
Troubles in south Thailand, 2007
One year after tsunami, Phuket, 2005
Tsunami, Thailand, 2004
Hajj, Mecca, 2002
The jailing of Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, 1998 - 2015
Russell Boyce, Reuters, Photo Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid, The New Straits Times Press, Group Managing Editor, email@example.com
Y-sing Liau, Bloomberg, former Reuters journalist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew Fritz, Senior Photo Editor, former Reuters photojournalist, HistoryNet, DFritz@historynet.com