Storytelling is at the heart of Ernest's various human-interest projects which includes Laughter In The Rain, a ground-breaking book documenting the history and reality of disabled sports; Beyond Mask, a book published in honour of the medical workers who sacrificed their lives at the height of the SARS outbreak in Asia; and Thailand: 9 Days in the Kingdom, a photographic project involving 55 top international photographers that was produced in honour of the Thai king, his Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej in 2007.
After he was awarded the Arts Scholarship from Singapore Press Holdings, he graduated from Temasek Polytechnic, School of Design in 1999 winning both the book prize and the Philips Design Award for his work. Published in maga-zines such as Time Asia, Newsweek, Der Spiegel and the Smithsonian, Ernest is also the creative director of Ernest- Goh.Com a corporate and commercial photography studio whose clients include Coca-Cola, HP, Lenovo, VISA and Nokia.
Ernest is currently working in the areas of social innovation and enterprise. In response to the shifting media land- scape, he is exploring using audio, video and the power of still photography to tell digital stories of brands, events and
issues relating to the human condition and environment. He spent the four years documenting the aftermath in post- tsunami Aceh, Indonesia. The body of work, entitled Altered Land is working towards publication.
Having earned a masters degree in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2009, Ernest is a member of the Institute of Contemporary Arts’ A-Frame Network, an initiative of the UK government’s Cultural Leadership Programme. In June 2009, he was awarded its inaugural Incentivising Innovation Fund.
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