Stefen Chow is grateful to be a witness through his camera as a photographer and director. He is well versed in minimal to full production setups, and has proven his versatility by working across different genres across 40 countries. He has directed and photographed campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. His work has garnered awards from the Tokyo Type Director’s Club, D&AD Awards, World Press Photo, National Geographic, Photographie de la Paris and more.
Stefen is part of artist duo Chow and Lin. The crux of Chow and Lin’s practice lies in their methodology of statistical, mathematical and computational techniques to address global issues. Their work has been exhibited internationally in museums and biennales, including St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, Beijing’s CAFA Museum and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography. Their long term project, The Poverty Line, won the Rencontres LUMA Book Dummy Award.
Stefen has always loved the outdoors. Through a meander of opportunities and serendipity, he embarked on 10 Himalayan expeditions, and he summited Mount Everest at the age of 25. One does not conquer mountains, but is humbled in nature’s majestic and ethereal embrace.
Stefen has lived in New York, Singapore, and is currently based in Beijing with his wife and two young children.