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Bazuki Muhammad is an international 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 based in Kuala Lumpur. 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, the war in Afghanistan, Tsunami in Thailand, Hajj in Mecca, and Thailand’s political turmoil.


Bazuki was the adviser to the Malaysia's New Straits Times Press and now is the founder and manager of it's new NSTP Kreatif.


Bazuki is an alumnus of College of Design, Louisiana State University.

PHOTOJOURNALISM  |  as Photographer

PUBLISHING FOR SOCIAL MEDIA  |  as Photo Editor, Web Designer, Social Media Editor

INTERACTIVE  |  as Interactive Editor

PRINT DESIGN  |  as Photographer, Photo Editor, Print Design Editor

Pictures, text and 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





1990 Bachelor of Architecture, Louisiana State University



2016 - current : Founder / Manager, NSTP Kreatif, New Straits Times Press, KUALA LUMPUR

2014 - 2016 : Adviser, 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, 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



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,

Datuk Abdul Jalil Hamid, The New Straits Times Press, Group Managing Editor,

Y-sing Liau, Bloomberg, former Reuters journalist,

Drew Fritz, Senior Photo Editor, former Reuters photojournalist, HistoryNet,