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

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 has attended 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)6650 5534 [Hong Kong]
1 802 322 3181 (US)

Clients & Publications


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


McSweeney's Magazine
National Film Board of Canada
National Geographic
National Geographic Russia
National Geographic Traveller
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
New York Observer
Qantas Magazine
Rhythms Monthly
Rhapsody / United Airlines
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
Erich Jaeger
Fair Trade USA
First Point Group
Holiday Inn
Honest Tea
Intercontinental Hotels Group
New Vision Display
Pictet Report
Project Bly
Taiwan Tourism Board
Winkreative (UK)


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