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

Currently in : Hong Kong


Skype: teokaye

(86) 130 76943201 [China]
(852) 952 611 128 [Hong Kong]
(886) 975 047173 [Taiwan]
1 802 322 3181 (US)

Clients & Publications



The New York Times
The Int'l Herald Tribune
Le Figaro Magazine
National Geographic Traveller
National Geographic Russia
Les Grandes Reportages
Wall Street Journal
National Film Board of Canada
Associated Press
McSweeney's Magazine
Rhythms Monthly
Huffington Post
Financial Times
Business Insider


Inquire Magazine
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
LA Times
The Telegraph
The Internationalist
Conde Nast Traveler
Southern Window (CN)
Bradt Guides
New York Observer
Asia Society


Intercontinental Hotels Group
Holiday Inn
Crowne Plaza
Taiwan Tourism Board
Fair Trade USA
Honest Tea
Coca Cola
Winkreative (UK)
Project Bly
Yageo Coporation
Miniwiz Design
Pictet Report
First Point Group


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