Stefen Chow is grateful to be a witness through his camera as a photographer and film director. He is well versed in minimal to full production setups, and has proven his versatility working across different genres in 40 countries. He has directed and photographed campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. His work has garnered awards from Tokyo Type Director’s Club, D&AD Awards and World Press Photo. He has also served on the jury for ADC New York and British Journal of Photography.
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 projects have been highlighted by art institutions including Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Arles Les Rencontres De La Photographie and Triennale Milano, and were invited to present at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok. Their works are in the permanent collections of China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum and Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography. They are authors of The Poverty Line (published by Actes Sud and Lars Muller, 2021).
Stefen has always loved the outdoors. Through a meander of opportunities and serendipity, he embarked on 10 Himalayan expeditions, and 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.