Khairil Safwan graduated with a diploma in Graphic design. He first started photography as a hobby, and he decided to pursue his passion in photojournalism at University Teknologi Mara (SPACE), Malaysia.

He always wanted to create awareness about what is going on around him through his photograph. He is one of a few young and emerging Asian photographers who has been chosen to attend the prestigious free workshop at the Angkor Photography Festival.

His work has been pubilshed in The Guardian, The Star(Malaysia), Jessica Men Malaysia, POSKOD, Daily Mail UK, Corbis, Wall Street Journal.