The first photographic record of a Penang clan jetty by one of Malaysia’s most prominent photographers.
Koay Jetty Penang – 25 Years Apart is the first photographic record of a Penang clan jetty. Its publication is especially poignant as the Jetty was demolished to make way for a highway and residential project in 2006.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr 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 also held solo exhibitions at various galleries. He continues to live in Penang, Koay Jetty Penang – 25 Years Apart is his second book.