Ian Teh is a documentary 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 (MFAH) and the Hood Museum in the USA. His work has featured internationally in magazines such as National Geographic, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek and GEO Magazine.
Teh has received several honours, in 2018 he presented his work on climate change at the 2018 National Geographic Photography Seminar. He is 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. In 2013, he was featured by the Open Society Foundations to exhibit in New York at the Moving Walls Exhibition. In 2015, at the COP21 Paris climate talks, poster images of his work were displayed on the streets of Paris as a collaborative initiative by #Dysturb and Magnum Foundation. He is a co-exhibitor of Coal + Ice, an environmental exhibition curated by Susan Meiselas, that among its various locations was exhibited at the Official Residence of the US Ambassador to France during COP21 .