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Hitchhiking through the Sahara. Mauritania, 2019.

Mike (yes, me!) is a Taiwanese American freelance photographer based in San Francisco. He is passionate about connection through the raw moments that define the human condition.

 

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. Notable mentions include hitchhiking from Beijing to Europe by land, motorbiking 4000km solo across Northern India and Nepal, and volunteering with nonprofits in China and Bangladesh.

Mike is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and UC San Francisco Medical School. He is a member of Diversify Photo.

HONORS

2021 Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIV

 2020 Missouri Photo Workshop MPW.72

2019 British Journal of Photography x Magnum Photos Feature

2018 "Perspective" - Solo Gallery Exhibitions & Fundraiser

Available Worldwide

mikekaichenphoto@gmail.com

+14089215067