Ian Teh (30) More files...
British b.1971



Ian Teh's photographs blend an impressionistically sensitive eye with a concern for social, environmental and political issues. He describes his work as 'a series of short films made out of stills narratives that are built on moments of time collected over extended periods,'.



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.



A couple on the banks of the Yellow River. In 1997, the Yellow River...
2011
New highway under construction on the edges of the city. This city is a key...
2011
A view over an arid desert.
2011
Power station viewed from the garden of a farmer's home. Fast paced...
2011
The Yellow River viewed from the top of the Sanmenxia Dam.
2011
Industrial tailings pollute the ground.
2010
A steel plant that is partially demolished in order to allow for new...
2009
A stream from the local reservoir a few kilometres away from the nearest...
2010
A new luxury residential development that is being built opposite the Linfen...
2010
Kuye River is a subsidiary to the Yellow River. 80 percent of the land in this...
2010
Industrial workers returning home after a day's work at the nearby coal-fired...
2006
An industrial worker takes a short rest during his shift at a steel and iron...
2006
A steel plant at night. China is one of the world's largest producers and...
2007
Industrial workers amid the fumes at a coal coking plant. The workers in these...
2007
Resident workers of a large state-owned coal mine walk through a tunnel...
2006
An English flag painted onto a derelict building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
2009
A woman walks past seaside toys for sale outside a fast food stall on the...
2009
A couple sit outside a theme park along the seafront in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
2009
An elderly man sits alone eating a meal in a seaside restaurant in...
2009
Fishing on the pier. Swansea.
2010
Sauna in Pigalle.
2006
Rain and sleet fall in Paris.
2006
Rue Strasbourg, St. Denis.
2006
Sex show in Red Light District.
2006
Static plays on a TV below a red chandelier in a bar in Paris.
2006
View along the Yangtze river towards the Three Gorges in the spring before the...
03/2003
A worker carries shovels on his way home after a day's work at the Three...
05/2002
A woman with an umbrella walks along a street alongside the Wanzhou bridge.
2002
Two men on an old passenger boat on the Yangtze river near the Three Gorges.
12/1999
One of the last inhabitants of the town walks past the rubble of a demolished...
08/2002
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