Date Published: 2/25/2016
Category: Nikon Special Interest Group (SIG) Workshops

The Tutors: 

Ian Teh 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. Selected solo shows include the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York in 2004, Flowers in London in 2011 and the Kunsthal Museum in Rotterdam in 2012.

Teh has received several honours, including the Abigail Cohen Fellowship in Documentary Photography in 2014 and the Emergency Fund from the Magnum Foundation in 2011. In 2013, he was elected by the Open Society Foundations to exhibit in New York at the Moving Walls Exhibition. In 2015, during COP21 during the Paris climate talks, large poster images of his work was displayed on the streets of Paris as part of a collaborative initiative by #Dysturb and Magnum Foundation.  He is a co-exhibitor to an environmental group show of internationally acclaimed photographers, Coal + Ice, curated by Susan Meiselas. It was recently exhibited at the Official Residence of the US Ambassador to France during COP21 and is also currently showing in Shanghai. Teh’s work has been published internationally in distinguished magazines such as Time, The New Yorker, National Geographic and Granta. Since 2013, he has exhibited as well as conducted masterclasses at Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia’s foremost photo festival. Teh is a member of two prestigious agencies, VU and  Panos Pictures.

Vignes Balasingam
 is a photographer and curator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is the director of the OBSCURA Festival of Photography and the Monsoon Artist In-Residence programme. Vignes produced and co-edited Ian Teh’s third monograph, Confluence. He was jury for the POPCAP Prize for African Contemporary Photography 2015 and curated the Travel Photographer Asia 2015exhibition at MAP KL, Kuala Lumpur. He works with local artists and curatedPERSON(A), a contemporary photography exhibition featuring 20 Malaysian artists in 2015. Vignes has been invited to speak at Yale-NUS in Singapore (2015), Stories From The Land, a lecture at the Nikon Centre in Kuala Lumpur (2015) and at Universiti Putra Malaysia (2015). In 2016, Vignes sits in as jury for the KL Photo AwardsPOPCAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography 2016 and Travel Photographer Asia 2016. He is also a guest curator at the Chennai Photo Biennale 2016 | @obscurafestival | @vigatarian