Indpendent Artist Studios and Gallery

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Artist's Studio 106 

Louise Chen

Louise Chen is predominately a documentary photographer, with an interest in grass-roots documentary, editorial and portraiture styles.  

She produces photos that create a narrative or revoke a response from the audiences, often working intimately with subjects to bring out the uniqueness in them. 

Exhibitions include a series about logging in Victoria’s old growth forests created in collaboration with The Wilderness Society; ‘The People of Chapel Street’; ‘The Tribe and Tamar Dolev’ and ‘Chronicles 106: Louise Chen and the Artists of 106’ where she documented both in image and on film the artists of Artist’s Studio 106, St Kilda as the inevitable closure of the long running artist studio loomed.

Louise’s photographs have been featured in print media and publications and she regularly takes on editorial and corporate work or collaborates with others; including Anthony Breslin, The Wilderness Society Victoria, The Aids Memorial, Les Twentyman Foundation and Very Special Kids. 

Louise is a member of The Association of Street Photographers (AASPI), The Melbourne Camera Club, South Melbourne and Unexposed Collective, Melbourne and an associate artist at Arist's Studio 106.