Pamela ChenFormer Staff, Musician, Photographer and Producer
Pamela Chen is a senior photo editor for National Geographic Magazine. Previously, she oversaw photography and multimedia production for the Open Society Foundations as part of the team developing the foundation’s visual communications strategy in tackling some of the most complex social issues around the world.
As a documentary producer with MediaStorm, her work earned numerous industry accolades, including the national News & Documentary Emmy Award, the duPont Award, Webby Awards, and Pictures of the Year International awards in photography, multimedia and music.
As a commissioned musician, her sound design and compositions appear in broadcast and online publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, Showtime, Hulu, and Wired.
She has served as adjunct faculty for the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography, and currently on the Board of Advisors for the Alexia Foundation. Additionally she has served as an educator for national news outlets and journalism conferences, on storytelling topics ranging from the conceptual narrative to techniques in video editing and music composition.
Pamela studied photojournalism and mathematics at Syracuse University and received a Fulbright scholarship for journalism to Taiwan.