Hongen Nar was born and raised in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, before migrating to Ontario, Canada with his family at the age of fourteen. After graduating from high school he spent two years studying Human Resource Management at York University. However, it was after several impactful events followed by a trip to Singapore during the summer of 2012 to visit his grandfather who suffered from a stroke when Nar realized the importance of documenting personal experiences and the potential of the photographic medium. Since then, photography has become an endless adventure in seeing as he continues to be fascinated by the nature of photographs. After returning to Canada he enrolled in the Image Arts Program at Ryerson University and is currently undertaking a BFA degree while working on documentary projects in Canada and abroad.