Mike is a freelance documentary photographer and photojournalist based in San Francisco who has traveled to some of the most remote parts of the world for assignments, volunteer work, and personal journeys. He is passionate about inspiring compassion through intimate photo stories by shining a light on underrepresented individuals.
Having put on multiple independent photo exhibitions and being featured numerous times, Mike's images focus on the raw moments and emotions that define the human essence.
AWARDS x PRESS x EXHIBITIONS
National Geographic Photos of the Week - Tourist Taxi's
World Nomads Shortlist - Last of the Hunters
El Tecolote - Photographer Feature: Mike Chen
El Tecolote - Refugee Activist: Danny Thongsy
Lyceum - Five, Six, Pick up Sticks
Lyceum - The Child with Diphtheria
Series of solo exhibitions featuring over 50 images organized independently to sell ~100 prints and raise over $6000 for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and New Hope Foster Home.