About Nana Chen

Nana Chen is a Taipei-born photographer, author, designer and violinist who grew up in Argentina, Chile, the US, Taiwan and other places. Nana's photographs are in private collections around the world and have been featured and published internationally in The Observer, The Guardian, LA Times, SCMP, Esquire, Marie Claire, D-la Repubblica and more. Her work has been exhibited in Museum Siam, RMA Institute Bangkok, the Belgium Ambassador's Residence Bangkok, Project 189 Bangkok, Heritage Space Hanoi and other spaces.

Her first photography book, “Chungking Mansions—Photographs from Hong Kong’s Last Ghetto“ was published by Blacksmith Books in December 2018 receiving international praise and is available in over 38 countries. She has also contributed to travel photography books published by Things Asian Press and Asia Unique. Nana has guest lectured on photojournalism at the University of Texas Moody College of Communication by invitation of legendary Magnum photographer Eli Reed and has given talks on photography and the creative process.

In addition to photography, Nana launched the clothing line Nanette in 2015, supplying luxury resorts and the next year, Misty Willow, a kimono brand inspired by her Japanese-Taiwanese heritage. A classically trained violinist and the founder of Saigon String Quartet, Nana's passions include architecture, interiors, and painting. In 2019 she was commissioned by Taipei-New York architecture firm HHnL as an interior design consultant and continues work on projects in the region. Her paintings are also in private collections round the world. After living in Copenhagen, Bangkok and Saigon, Nana returned to Taipei in September 2023.