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Mauritania, 2019.

Mike (yes, me!) is a Taiwanese American freelance photographer based in San Francisco. His work explores the human condition within culture and community that connect us all together.

Born in Taiwan, Mike is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego. After quitting his Software Engineering role at Apple in 2016, Mike backpacked solo for 2 years living with local communities. Notable mentions include hitchhiking from Beijing to Europe by land, motorbiking 4000km across India and Nepal, and volunteering with nonprofits in China and Bangladesh.

Mike is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and UCSF Medical School. His work has been featured in National Geographic, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, NPR, ABC, CNN, PBS ..etc. 

Proud member of Diversify Photo. Archive represented by Redux Pictures

Based in San Francisco. Available Worldwide.

mikekaichenphoto@gmail.com

+14089215067

2022 Magnum Portfolio Review

2021 Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIV

 2020 Missouri Photo Workshop MPW.72

2019 British Journal of Photography x Magnum Print

2018 "Perspective" - Solo Gallery Exhibitions & Fundraiser