Calvin Chen

December 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Prayer
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Shadow Puppet
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Daydream
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

La Pelicula
2014
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Boy and Ox
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Los Ojos
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

El Puente
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Amazon Rain
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Joad's Turtles
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Deforested
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Bedroom
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Supper
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Trinity
2014
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Argos
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Floodline
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

El Pescador
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

The Line
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

La Piscina
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Chalkboard
2014
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

The Giving Tree
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

The Chariot
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Action Figure
2015
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Alfonsina
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

La Manzanita
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

La Tortuga
2014
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Home
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

El Globo
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Salt Mine
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Superhero
2016
pigment print
13" x 19"

edition of 20, $550
image © Calvin Chen

Calvin Chen

Cómo Juegan los Niños

“From a pediatrician’s perspective, play is such a critical part of children’s development. It’s where they learn to socialize, problem solve, and create. I am curious to know what effects different types of play have on our youth.”

Throughout his travels, photographer Calvin Chen has focused his lens on the imaginative ways that children play, especially when faced with limited resources. Chen’s evocative black-and-white photographs create a tension between his subjects’ seemingly carefree activities and their bleak and often dangerous surroundings, yet the images also capture their sense of wonder, inviting viewers to contemplate life’s transcendental possibilities.

Calvin Chen is a pediatrician and photographer based in Portland, Oregon. His work has been exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography and Sage Gallery in Portland and at Lightbox in Astoria. Chen’s photography has consistently been juried into the pool of Top 50 finalists in Photolucida’s annual Critical Mass photo competition since 2014.