Christopher Chen is a photographer who uses available light to document nightlife, the streets, the arts, & the urban landscape. Based in Washington, DC, his images have appeared on web and print publications like the Washington Post’s Sunday Magazine, Brightest Young Things, the Washington City Paper, DCist, Exposed DC, Yahoo! News, We Love DC, New York Magazine’s Grub Street, Style.com, and Time Out Chicago.
For over 100 years, the Place de la Republique has served many purposes, from its official function as a monument to the French Republic, to being the unofficial memorial to the victims of the January and November terrorist attacks, to being a meeting place for Parisians out for a night on the town. In April 2016, the Place de la Republique was the center for Nuit Debout, a protest movement analogous to the Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S. This photo essay presents scenes from the Nuit Debout as well as street performers and nightlife.
Portfolio from the The Creative Eye workshop with David Burnett, April 2016.