Khairil "torque" Faizi Bin Jamian
A person with huge passion in photojournalism and documentary photography, Khairil “Torque” Faizi Jamian started his working career with his post graduate sponsor, the multinational oil & gas corporation of Malaysia, PETRONAS immediately after attaining his BBA Hons.
, from The International Islamic University, Malaysia in 1996.
For thirteen years he has acquired a spectrum of business and corporate skills, being involved in various disciplines of the management arena and being posted to a number of different industries including petrochemical, oil, gas, marketing and trading, corporate planning and change management.He has vast experience in dealing with end-customers, understand and capable of dealing effectively with the technical and operational sides of the business and managing the core part of business - corporate strategic planning.
Khairil’s passion for photography bloomed in 2003 when he adopted two children, a baby girl from Sarawak and a baby boy from Pahang and finally being bestowed a daughter of his own in 2005.
Though he is dedicated to the new responsibilities as a father, he still continue to find ways to living his passion and in a couple of years, he managed to make his presence in the local and international photojournalism arena.An exclusive of work on the Kajang prison inmates, commissioned by Berita Harian was published as a special issue center-spread for Eidulfitri in 2007.His personal work on petroleum price hike and anti-internal security act street demonstrations from 2007-2009 has been published by online freelance photojournalism websites- Photojournale and Demotix.Some of the shots from this same series have also been published by a German NGO on a special cover report on the worldwide food & energy shortage issue.His shot on a street dweller has been selected for an exhibition and coffeetable book project by Amnesty International on the topic of homelessness.
Khairil’s work as been exhibited at a joint-exhibition by invitation from the Universiti Institut Teknologi Mara Puncak Perdana Campus in 2007 and Amnesty Malaysia’s “Homelessness” Photo Exhibition in 2009.
Khairil has been actively working on commercial assignments, including sports photography of golf tournaments, corporate forums and events and commissions for NGOs and royal family.He was appointed as one of the mentors on an exclusive Belum Forest Photography Expedition fully sponsored by EMKAY Land in 2009.
In November 2009, at the age of thirty seven, Khairil resigned from PETRONAS in pursuit his life passion in photography.With his vast experience in the corporate world, he funded The Republik, a partnership concentrating on professional photography services and operating a studio and has clinched a number of corporate & commercial works, just within four months of the set up.
In May 2010, Khairil sold off his share to the other partners of The Republik and started CHAPTERSimages to work on his photojournalism & documentary series while continue to do general photography jobs and workshops for a living.
Pudu Prison was operating until the end of 1996. It stood strong, a prominent landmark for 115 years. Starting June 2010, the complex will be demolished to make way for commercial development. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 21/06/2010
Myanmar refugees gathered to celebrate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's 65th birthday and Myanmar Women's Day, organized by National League for Democracy (LA) Malaysia, Zomi National Congress (LA) Malaysia and Arakan League for Democracy (Exile) Malaysia.
PETA members in Kuala Lumpur converge on High Comission of India in effort to stop Indian drug company from exporting cruelty. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 09/06/2010.
Viva Palestina Malaysia (VPM) an active NGO on the issues faced by the Palestinians started a campaign to spread information to the masses on companies related to Zionist regimes. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 06/06/2010
Thousands of Malaysians marched through the streets of Kuala Lumpur after the congregational Friday prayers, in protest against the IDF attack of Freedom Flotilla to Gaza.04/06/2010
Demonstrations and boycotts by Malaysians in reaction against the IDF attack on the Peace Flotilla off the Gazan coastline. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 02/06/2010