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"DARK CLOUDS by IAN TEH"
2008-07-18 until 2008-08-30
USA United States of America
Kiang Gallery is pleased to present the award winning photojournalist, IAN TEH, whose recent work, Dark Clouds, explores man’s impact on his environment. The artist focuses on coal related industries in China, exploring the dark side of China's economic rise and the environmental costs suffered due to the developing nation's increasing need for energy.
China’s economy is exploding and behind the scenes of this ‘economic miracle’, helping to build and sustain it, is an industrial revolution powered by cheap labor and driven by an insatiable need for coal. Coal for electricity, coal for steel, coal for cement; coal is the fuel on which China’s economy runs.
This increasing need for energy impacts not only China, but the world’s economy and environment. China’s has already become the world’s leading emitter of carbon dioxide, directly affecting climate change for the world.
Dark Clouds is an intimate journey into some of China’s most industrialized cities; an exploration of the darker side of the economy’s bright, shiny façade.
Ian Teh is a British citizen of Malaysian Chinese decent. He has worked in China for the last six years photographing for many of the worlds leading magazine and was recently included in the December 31, 2007 - January 7, 2008 Singapore edition of Newsweek Magazine’s “The Year in Photos” as one of the worlds best photographers.
Ian Teh currently lives and works in London and Beijing
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