Theodore Kaye is a Hong Kong & Shenzhen, China based photographer specializing in commercial and editorial photography.

Growing up in China, India and Indonesia, Theodore Kaye found a natural passion in photographing the world. While majoring in Film at Yale, he studied Uzbek and Farsi and then went to work as a newspaper editor and mountain guide in Central Asia before settling on a photo career.

As a former staff photographer at Rhythms Monthly, a Chinese-language geographic magazine, he has covered stories in China, Taiwan, Japan, Turkey, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ireland and Great Britain. He is also an attendee of the Missouri Photo Workshop and the Eddie Adams Workshop.

Theodore Kaye is currently pursuing personal projects in the Central Asian ’stans, Greater China and South Asia. He is available for editorial, portrait and commercial assignments. He can speak English, Chinese, Tajik and basic Russian.

Currently in : Hong Kong


Skype: teokaye

(86) 130 76943201 [China]
(852) 6475 8303 [Hong Kong]
(886) 975 047173 [Taiwan]
1 802 322 3181 (US)

Clients & Publications

china photographer
hong kong photographer


Asia Society
Associated Press
Bloomberg Businessweek
Bradt Guides
Business Insider
Conde Nast Traveler
Financial Times
Foreign Policy
Getty Images
Huffington Post
Inquire Magazine
Le Figaro Magazine
Le Monde M Magazine
Les Grands Reportages
McSweeney's Magazine


National Film Board of Canada
National Geographic
National Geographic Russia
National Geographic Traveller
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
New York Observer
Rhythms Monthly
South China Morning Post
Southern Window (CN)
The Int'l Herald Tribune`
The Internationalist
The New York Times
The Telegraph
Wall Street Journal
Wired Magazine


American Airlines
Coca Cola
Cogobuy Group
Counterpoint Research
Crispin, Porter + Bogusky
Crowne Plaza
Fair Trade USA
First Point Group
Holiday Inn
Honest Tea
Intercontinental Hotels Group
Miniwiz Design
Pictet Report
Project Bly
Taiwan Tourism Board
Winkreative (UK)
Yageo Coporation


The Aga Khan Foundation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
The Eurasia Foundation
Good World Solutions
The Tzuchi Foundation
Volunteer Services Overseas (UK)