An independent Southeast Asian photographer's perspectives

Sat 14 Mar, 2pm to 3.30pm
Workshop Space, Objectifs
Seminar Fee: $20
Registration is closed for this seminar as it is at capacity. Please feel free to join us at Objectifs on Thurs 12 Mar, 8pm for a dialogue session between Ian Teh and artist Dave Lim, recipient of the Objectifs Documentary Award 2019 (Emerging Category). 

Join us for a seminar with Ian Teh, a Malaysian-born documentary photographer whose work focuses on environmental, social and political issues. He has published three monographs, exhibited his work internationally and has received multiple prestigious grants for his personal projects.

He is also an experienced mentor, having been a tutor at Angkor Photo Festival and Workshops, conducted masterclasses at Obscura Festival of Photography, and mentored Dave Lim, recipient of the Objectifs Documentary Award 2019 (Emerging Category) whose show The Believers will open at Objectifs in March.

In this seminar, Ian will cover the following and more using his own body of work as a point of departure, with reference to his own career and experiences:

  • Personal approaches to documentary photography
  • His process in documentary photography
  • Gaining visibility for your work regionally and internationally

This seminar will be broadly relevant not only to photographers and filmmakers but also those interested in photojournalism, documentary photography, environmental concerns, climate change, China and more.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with Ian in a Q&A session as part of the seminar.

About Ian Teh
Ian Teh is a Malaysian-born photographer. 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) 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 and the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2012.

Teh has received several honours including the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography 2014,the International Photoreporter Grant 2016, and a travel grant in 2018 from the Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting. In 2018 he also presented his work on climate change at the prestigious 2018 National Geographic Photography Seminar.

Teh’s work has been published internationally in magazines such as National GeographicThe New YorkerBloomberg Businessweek and Granta. Since 2013, he has exhibited as well as conducted masterclasses at Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia’a foremost photo festival. He is a tutor at Cambodia’s Angkor Photo Festival since 2014. Teh is a member of the British agency Panos Pictures.