Ooi Cheng Ghee

Ooi Cheng Ghee Ooi Cheng Ghee was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1944. He began photographing at the age of twenty-five after completing his studies in medicine at the University of Singapore. After an early association with the Photographic Society of Penang he turned his attention to exploring the technical and expressive possibilities of social documentary photography. Two major photo essays followed: Little India and Koay Jetty. In 1978 he was elected as an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, United Kingdom, and has held solo exhibitions at Galeri Seni Mutiara, Penang. He continues to live in Penang where he practises as a doctor. His striking photographs are the subject of the book Portraits of Penang: Little India (2013).