Artist: Ian Teh – Monsoon Artist In-residence Program 2013

On 07/01/2014 by Site Default

British photographer, Ian Teh was born in Malaysia and currently resides and works between both London and Kuala Lumpur.

Teh’s concern for social, environmental and political issues is evident in much of his photography. Amongst selected works, his series, The Vanishing: Altered Landscapes and Displaced Lives (1999-2003), records the devastating impact of the Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River. In later works, such as Dark Clouds (2006-2008), Tainted Landscapes (2007-2008) and Traces (2009-), Teh explores the darker consequences of China’s booming economy.
Teh has received numerous honours. In 2011 he won the Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation. His work was also highly commended for the Prix Pictet prize in 2009 and he was awarded a place on the Joop Swart Masterclass in 2001. His work has featured in art publications such as Elena Ochoa Foster’s C-International Photo Magazine as well as international current affairs magazines such as Time and the New Yorker. In 2012, he had a solo exhibition of his series Dark Clouds at the Kunsthal Museum in the Netherlands.



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