Based in Kuala Lumpur, Rahman Roslan’s major interest is social photography. His work possesses sensitive and cognitive styles, with focuses including the relationships between Islam and its impact on cultures around South East Asia. Roslan describes himself as a ‘Multidisciplinary Storyteller’, and works for diverse clientele, including commercial ventures and campaigns.
He has presented special commission projects at Ilham Gallery (xxxxxx) and through SGFA’s Art for You Program. His documentary work has been published extensively, including in European Pressphoto Agency, TIME magazine, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Sutra Magazine, The New Internationalist, and Strait Times Singapore.
2009 - present
Joined Getty Images Asiapac Team, 2013
Selected to be part of OUR VANISHING HERITAGE: Photo Malaysia 2009 group
Exhibition at THE ANNEXE GALLERY, Kuala Lumpur.
Shortlisted as one of the ten finalist for REDUX / FOUNDRY workshop scholarship
Commissioned by UNESCO Korea to photograph for Development of Materials for Democracy, Human Rights, and Peace in Asia’ project in Malaysia.
Featured in The New Internationalist April Issue 2009 as emerging talent from Asia.
Interviewed in BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY magazine, India for June 2009 issue.
Won the EMERGING TALENT AWARD FOUNDRY 2009 workshop, in Manali, Hichmal Pradesh, India for his work on the effects of
Marijuana trade to the local people.
Was selected to be part of Asian Geographic Annual 2009 Photo project.
Contract photographer for New York Times Agency.
Selected to be part of a project called "Kashmir Reflections" , a project began in Fall 2009 as a collaboration project for Ami Vitale, a National Geographic photographer and graduate multimedia students at the University of Miami. The group wanted to create a unique collection of stories through which people could grasp both the beauty of Kashmir and the consequences of the ongoing conflict there.
Was featured in an article titled 'Malaysian Documentary photography' written by Zhuang
WUbin for Visual Magazine, Indonesia , September 2010.
Commissioned to photograph a feature about Malaysia's New Economic Policy story for TIME magazine, August 2010
Commissioned to photograph a feature of endangered Penan tribe in Borneo's jungle for Agence France-Presse , July 2010
Commissioned to photograph Sri Lankan and Afghan's assylum seekers in Malaysia for News Limited Agency, Australia, March 2010
Commissioned by the Malaysian government , a 10 months project to produce extensive photographic documentation of chosen rural locations developments in Peninsular Malaysia, and Borneo.
One of 6 International photographers invited to conduct an annual photography workshops with street kids in Siem Reap, organize by local NGO.
Participate in Angkor Photo Festival 2007 workshop for 30 young emerging photographers worldwide organize by VII agency in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Started his career as Photojournalist with Wiredlens.com
Exhibitions and screenings
Chobi Mela Photo Festival 2012, Dhaka , Bangladesh
Angkor Photo Festival 2011, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Anthropographia travelling exhibition 2011
OUR VANISHING HERITAGE: Photo Malaysia 2009 group Exhibition at THE ANNEXE GALLERY, Kuala Lumpur.
Amnesty International DIGNITY touring exhibition, India, 2008
"Democracy, Human Rights and Peace in Asia" supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Korea, APCEIU 2009 in Gwang-ju, South Korea.
NO REFUGE: BURMESE REFUGEES IN MALAYSIA, a photography exhibition at THE ANNEXE GALLERY, organized by Annexe Gallery and SUARAM on the 15th October 2009 - 25th October 2009.
Demand Dignity | Amnesty International Homelessness campaign photography exhibition hosted by The Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, December 2009
Rahman's personal project, Testimonial, was part of a group exhibition to mark the 50th Anniversary of HerWorld Magazine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2010.
Aisyah after hair wash
Aisyah on sunday morning
Aisyah sleeps with Ibu