About Nana Chen

Nana Chen is a Taipei-born photographer, author and designer 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 in The Observer, Esquire, Marie Claire, D-la Repubblica, Travel Channel and many more. Her work has been exhibited in Museum Siam, RMA Institute, the Belgium Ambassador's Residence Bangkok, Project 189 Bangkok and other spaces.

Her first book “Chungking Mansions—Photographs from Hong Kong’s Last Ghetto“ was published by Blacksmith Books in December 2018 and received positive international reviews. She has guest lectured on photojournalism at the University of Texas Moody College of Communication by invitation of legendary Magnum photographer Eli Reed and continues to give talks on photography and the creative process.

In addition to photography, Nana launched Nanette in 2015, a high-end linen clothing line for men and women. The first designs were based on shirts she'd created for herself to wear on photography assignments. The brand evolved to include a menswear collection after one year. Nanette is stocked in luxury resorts including Aman, Six Senses and others. The following year, Nana launched Misty Willow, a unisex kimono brand inspired by the colours of Vietnam using limited edition fabrics. The concept was to have a brand that is free of gender and size limitations.

A classically trained violinist, Nana's passions include architecture, interiors, and design. In 2019 she was commissioned by Taipei architecture firm HHnL as an interior design consultant and continues to work on interior design projects in Asia. Nana divides her time between Vietnam, Thailand and Taiwan.