Coming out of Chinatown NYC, Tyler Chan, a Chinese-American raised with strong ties to tradition, discovered photography at 15. Initially documenting suburban American teen life, the journey transformed into preserving cultural heritage.

Chan documents evolving community spirit, delving into the international landscape of rap music through connections with artists. His goal is to challenge stereotypes, empower communities, and spotlight the pride in heritage.

Tyler Chan CV - New York City, U.S.A. 2002


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Photo by Tony Maria


Montclair High School Class of 2020 (U.S.A.) International Center of Photography, Imagemakers Class of 2020 Willem de Kooning Academie, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Class of 2025


2022 - Chinese Self Portraits @ The Gray Space, Den Haag (NL)
2022 - Montclair @ Huis van de Fotografie, Rotterdam (NL)
2022 - Rotterdam Meetings @ NewGrounds, Rotterdam (NL)
2023 - Rotterdam Photo Festival, single image selection (NL)
2023 - Self Portraits with RVVR @ De Hillevliet, Rotterdam (NL)
2023 - Societies Contest Winner: Judged by Stacii Samidin @ Theater Rotterdam (NL)
2023 - Chinese Self Portraits as a part of Chinees Meisje curated by Fenmei Hu @ Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum (NL)
2023 - Where I’m From: single image exhibition @ Baanhof, Rotterdam (NL)
2023 - Societies Contest Winner: Judged by Stacii Samidin @ Netherlands Foto Museum (NL)
2023 - COME HOME Group Show @ THE BOILER in Brooklyn, New York (US)
2023 - See Their Faces @ Pinni47 in Tampere, Finland (FI)
2023 - Montclair Snap Memories exhibited at Biennale di Fotografia di Portogruaro (IT)
2024 - Montclair Snap Memories exhibited at ART ROTTERDAM 24’ represented by Gallery Stacii Samidin (NL)
2024 - Tyler Chan X ITO Collective Chinese New Year Celebration Tram Exhibition in Rotterdam (NL)


2020 - ICP Teens Showcase
2020 - i-D Magazine: Month in a photo
2021 - New York Times Magazine: The City Reawakens
2021 - Mike Dean for Billboard Magazine
2022 - Mike Dean for XXL Magazine
2022 - Mike Dean for COMPLEX
2022 - Mike Dean for Variety Magazine
2022 - Sing Tao Newspaper: Happy99 (written and photographed by Tyler Chan)
2022 - The Kind Effect: Digital Exhibition
2022 - i-D Magazine: Month in a photo
2023 - Skwarki Magazine: Corporate Crucifix editorial
2024 - Montclair Snap Memories: debut photobook photographed and written by Tyler Chan (self-published, edition of 150 copies)


2022 - Sumibu: Undying Love editorial
2022 - Boijmans van Beuningen advertisement editorial
2022 - G-Rollz Summer 22’ Editorial
2023 - G-Rollz Spring 23’ Editorial
2023 - Theater Rotterdam: Jong Talent Campaign
2023- Sumibu Summer 23’ Editorial
2023 - Golf Wang N.Y.C. Exclusive Drop

Teaching Experience

2018 - Montclair Art Museum head Summer camp counselor, teaching assistant
2022 - ICP teaching assistant - Developing Your Portfolio with Carla Liesching
2023 - ICP teaching assistant - Digital Photography for Teens at ICP at THE POINT