Ian Teh is a documentary photographer currently living in Malaysia.
He is recognised for his work in China, covering its meteoric rise since the late 90s. He has published three books, Undercurrents, Traces: Dark Clouds and Confluence. 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, Flowers in London, and the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam.
Teh has received several honours. In 2018 he was awarded a travel grant from the Pulitzer Centre for Crisis Reporting and presented his work on climate change at the National Geographic Photography Seminar. He is also the recipient of the International Photoreporter Grant 2016, the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography 2014 and the Emergency Fund 2011 from the Magnum Foundation.
His work has been published internationally in National Geographic, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek and Granta. He has been a tutor at Cambodia’s Angkor Photo Festival since 2014. Teh is a member of the British agency Panos Pictures.