Ziyuan Chen is a New York-based photographer. Born and raised in China, she majored in Fashion Design from Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University. Shortly after, Ziyuan set her sights on New York City in order to pursue further studies in the School of Visual Arts, where she obtained her Master's degree in Fashion Photography.
Being formally trained as a fashion designer and later as a fashion photographer, allowed Ziyuan to have a better understanding of the symbiotic relationship between Design and Media, and how to better communicate thoughts, concepts, and beliefs through visual media. Her work encompasses various genres of media held together by one common thread - a desire to explore and convey the new aesthetics and perception of oriental culture in the 21st century, as well as her sensitivity and empathy for the people portrayed in via her works. Her photography has been published on Vogue Business, 1 Granary, Dazed Fashion, amongst others. Since studying in New York, Ziyuan has resonated with motifs of cultural and social identity and worked on several related personal projects such as Enroute and Danny Boy.