Edwin Koo was a journalism student with little photographic experience. He used his first film DSLR to document Thailand’s railway for his final year project in 2002. After graduating in 2003, he worked with the local press for 5 years and in 2008, left for Nepal to pursue his interest in human displacement and political turmoil.
In 2011, his works on the Swat Valley was exhibited in the Angkor Photo Festival. His works on the Tibetan exiles were also shown in the Photo Quai, in Paris in 2011.
Check out the other photographer nominees and more details on the 2012 ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Annual Photography Award.