Ian Teh

07.06.2011 in12:41 in Documentary -->



British. Born in 1971. Lives and works in London.


Ian Teh has always only seen the world in colour; one that is his alone. This is the very essence of his photography that nonetheless opposes any “realist” representation and allows him to impose his own subjective and sensitive view. His impressionistic approach allows us to discover worlds which are not mere pretexts for the creation of sumptuous images.

Working on commission and publishing his own projects, he is a regular contributor to magazines and also works for corporate communications. His work deals largely with journalistic themes. Among his stories, he has originally documented a day in the City of London, his home, and analysed the weekend recreational activities at the working class resort town of Blackpool. In the cities and the countryside of China, where he has worked extensively, he has focused on a long project concerning the Three Gorge Dam.