Lives and Works: Singapore
Ernest Goh's passion for animals was nurtured as a young boy wading in the streams of his grandmother's kumpung village looking for fishes. He considers his passion for animals a natural extension of his interest in photographing the human condition. Fast paced global development has caused a sharp increase in animal-human interactions and better appreciation of nature will be crucial to both species in the future. In The Fish Book (Wee Editions, 2011) he presented a whimsical study of the ornamental fish in Singapore and in October 2012 he received the Discernment Award at the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu photography awards for his portraits of fowls. He is now the creative director of The Animal Book Co; an outfit that focuses on animal appreciation.