“Photography helps people to see” - Berenice Abbott
Snap, and a moment is captured, forever still, saved for generations to see; For Callie Eh, photography is more than a way of making memories, it was a lifesaver and picked her up at a difficult time in her life and has not let her go ever since.
Born and raised in Malaysia, Callie has lived in various countries and is now based in Switzerland. Callie started taking photos in 2008 but becoming a photographer is not something she has planned in the first place. What really impacted her was a documentary workshop in Krakow in 2016, which was extremely intense and deeply changed her photography point of view, on how to make a better picture.
Callie loves to photograph people in their daily life and tell their stories through her lens, the camera is a friendly tool to get close to various people and Photographs hold the power to connect people and she became open to different cultures, understand more about their dreams and interests, conversations on diversity and equality before sharing them with you.
Although some people lead a difficult life, for Callie it is important to express their happiness in the pictures. She points out that often the people who have the least are the kindest and happiest.
Callie's work has been exhibited, awarded, and Published internationally. TIFA 2020 Bronze Winner, “Photo is Light award” Top 10 winners of Photojournalism 2020 and Interview published in Leica Switzerland Yearly Courrier Magazine 2020 and Allaboutphoto.com.