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 New Statesman, The Observer, The Guardian, Esquire, Marie Claire, SCMP, 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 acclaim. 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 is the creator of fashion brands Nanette and Misty Willow, inspired by her nomadic life. 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 projects in the region. Nana divides her time between Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei, Bangkok and Europe.