Howard Henry Chen was born in Saigon, Viet Nam in 1972 and left for the United States with his family in 1975, a few weeks before the tanks rolled in.
He studied photography at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and received his MFA from Columbia College in 2006. Chen was awarded the first Fulbright fellowship given in photography to Viet Nam in 1999, and has spent over a decade shuttling back and forth pursuing his photographic work. His most recent exhibit was at The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
Howard Henry Chen lives in Chicago and participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program from February 15-March 15, 2003.