Koo is a Singaporean documentary photographer currently represented by Cosmos and based in Katmandu, Nepal since 2008. From 2005 to 2008 Koo was a staff photographer with The (Singapore) Straits Times.

Koo worked as a news photographer for five years before turnign to freelance. In 2012, he was awarded one of Singapore’s most prestigious photography accolades, the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu, which recognizes an outstanding individual for his body of work. He was also a recipient of the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2010, and the UNICEF Photo of the Year in 2009, and 1st place in Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar’s awards for Feature Picture Stories category. His work was chosen from an international selection to be exhibited in the 2nd Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism.

His exhibitions include: “Bahini: Life of My Sisters” (April 2010, Nepal, April 2009, Singapore) and “Real People, Real Needs” UNHCR World Refugee Day 2009 (Nepal).

Last Updated: April 3, 2014