"Nocturne" is a portrait of Bangkok’s Chinatown, which Chen explores at night over the course of two months. Her photographs are haunted by isolation, loneliness, decay and death. A temple morphs into the face of a lion; an artificial streak of light seems to point to an eroded building; and a display case containing dried leaves and stuffed tarantulas suggest an alchemist lives nearby. A study of still lives that at once dissects the human condition and life’s fading elegance. 



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