About

Mahen Bala is a documentary photographer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With a passion for history, his work focuses on documenting Malaysian culture and heritage that are fast disappearing.

His works are regularly featured in exhibitions, and publications, and have appeared various media interviews. In 2017 he represented the country on an expedition to Antarctica which culminated with an exhibition at the National Art Gallery. In early 2018 he completed Postcards from the South, a book documenting the memory and history of the Malaysian railways.

He can be contacted for the following:

  • Feature editorial assignments
  • Long-term research projects
  • Analog printmaking

Get in touch via email or @54joules.