Edi Chen is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her meticulous architectural images capture the marvel of urban centers. Raised in Beijing, Chen admires the layered histories present in urban environments, capturing these marvelous edifices in black and white photographs. A search for symmetry informs these images, depicting moments over the course of a year of travels to diverse architectural cities.
Edi has garnered numerous photography awards from The EPSON International Pano awards, International Photography Awards, PX3 De La Photographie Paris, Fine Art Photography Awards, Black and White Spider Awards, International Photographer of the year, International Photography Awards, Monochrome Photography Awards and Neutral Density Photography Awards. Edi’s artworks has been exhibited in many cities include Essex Junction Vermont, Wichita Kansas, Greenville South Carolina, Providence Rhode Island, Naples Florida, Alexandria Louisiana and numerous galleries in New York City. Online shows on ArtPeopleGallery, BokenBoken.
Edi’s work has been featured on PPA magazine, MonoVisions, Editor Choice on 500px, Photo of The Day on Siena International Photo Awards, Editor Featured on National Geographic, Lensculture, Dodho Magazine, ND Magazine.
Artist of Offset and Getty Images.
2018 The EPSON International Pano Awards in the open Category: BRONZE
2018 Orangenius Up Close competition: 2nd Prize
2017 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: Honorable Mention x 2
2017 Px3 | Prix De La Photographie Paris: Honorable Mention
2017 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: 2nd Place Winner in Architecture - The San Remo
2017 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: Nominee
2017 BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS: Nominee x 2
2016 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: 3rd Place in Architecture - Bridge
2016 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: 3rd Place in Architecture - Building
2016 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: 3rd Place in Architecture - Interior
2016 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Honorable Mention x 2
2016 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: Honorable Mention x 4
2016 MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: Honorable Mention x 5
2016 NEUTRAL DENSITY PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: Honorable Mention x 4
2016 LA GRANDE AWARDS: Architecture: HIGHLY COMMENDED
2016 Annual Readers' Contest: The Winners and FinalistsCities and Architecture: Honorable Mention
This concept of urban symmetry photographs was inspired by the fascinating and remarkable architecture of the city of New York. Everyone has their own idea of New York....what makes this city great? New York is a place where scenes, images, and events can appear at any time. I felt a calling and noticed how the environment where we live is ever changing. I explored the city and visited countless buildings, subways, museums, bridges and historical landmarks. Some of these places were chosen through extensive research and others just by happenstance. At times I would have to revisit locations for the perfect shot and in doing so noticed that some buildings either changed or even disappeared upon my return. Looking closely at some of the photographs you can see these changes that occurred, such as a pigeon standing on a structure or missing bricks in a building. These "imperfections" reflect the realities of life and that which surrounds us.