From Tuesday, May 5 through Sunday, May 10, 2020, documentary photographer Ian Teh shares his Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, "Traces: Landscape in Transition on the Yellow River Basin," as part of an online exhibit at Kolga Tbilisi Photo.
The virtual group show titled "Tales of Anthropocene" examines how humans have systemically altered "atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric and other earth system processes." Teh's photographs stem from his 2018 Chinese research expedition to the source of the Yellow River on the Qinghai Tibetan Plateau. The project examines desertification in the plateau, where an estimated fifth of permafrost has melted as a result of climate change, significantly impacting one of China's primary water sources.
Teh is the author of three monographs, Undercurrents (2008), Traces (2011) and Confluence (2014). His work has been featured in publications including National Geographic, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek and GEO Magazine and is part of the 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. He has received several prestigious honours and grants and his work on climate change has appeared at the COP21 Paris climate talks in 2015 and the 2018 National Geographic Photography Seminar.