Speaker/Photographer: Ian Teh
Asia Centers Lounge • First Floor • CGIS South Building
This event is part of the Environment in Asia series at the Fairbank Center.
Ian Teh is an award-winning photographer based in UK and Malaysia. He has published three monographs, Undercurrents (2008), Traces (2011) and Confluence (2014). His work is part of the permanent collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and the Hood Museum in the USA. Selected solo shows include the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York in 2004, Flowers in London in 2011, the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2012, the Open Society Foundations in New York and Penang in Malaysia in 2013, the Photoville in New York, the Tasneem Gallery in Barcelona in 2014, and the Lianzhou Foto Festival in Guangdong of China in 2015.
Teh has received multiple honours, including the International Photoreporter Grant 2016, the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography 2014, and the Emergency Fund 2011 from the Magnum Foundation. In 2013, he was elected by the Open Society Foundations to exhibit in New York at the Moving Walls Exhibition. In 2015, during COP21 during the Paris climate talks, large poster images of his work was displayed on the streets of Paris as part of a collaborative initiative by Dysturb and Magnum Foundation. He is a co-exhibitor to an environmental group show of internationally acclaimed photographers, Coal + Ice, curated by Susan Meiselas. It was recently exhibited at the Official Residence of the US Ambassador to France during COP21.