Internationally published David Loh has been in the media industry for over 25 years, of which 21 years were with Reuters Ltd. He has worked as a journalist, photographer, and sub-editor based in a few bureaus around the world including, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. Until recently, David was an Editor-in-Charge (EIC) of the Reuters’ Global Pictures Desk.
For eleven years, as the EIC of the Reuters’ Global Pictures Desk, David had full responsibility and ownership of all pictures filed and transmitted to Reuters’ global clients, ensuring the files meet Reuters’ high standards of accuracy and speed.
David has a proven track record in training and managing teams of photographers, including a month’s stint overseeing the coverage for Reuters Asia Picture and the Global Pictures Desk during the Beijing Olympics.
David travels widely and has experiences in major events includes organising the initial Pakistan/Afghanistan coverage for Reuters after 9/11, Jakarta riots, numerous Formula One and MotoGP races, WTO, and APEC meetings. He has also been involved in many major global news coverages in the capacity of a sub-editor or as a photographer. Among the events covered were the South African World Cup 2010, Athens Olympic Games 2004, Salt Lake Winter Olympics 2002 and many world conferences. He was recently a member of the 2015 China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) jury.
David has also been running photography and photojournalism courses for Reuters staff, media organizations and various clients since 2005. His clients, among others, are the Malaysian Press Institute, The Star, Malaysia’s largest national newspaper, journalists from India and members of the public.
Since 2007, David has immersed himself in underwater photography, exploring the depths of many top-rated dive sites in the world, including Sipadan, Sangalaki, Palau, the Andamans islands, the Maldives and many more.
Over the years, David’s images have graced many of the global newspapers, magazines, slideshows and books.
David co-founded his company Elaton LLP in January 2016 to share his expertise and knowledge in photography and editing skills training with the general public and photo enthusiasts. David is available for assignments in Asia.