Pamela Chen is editorial director for Instagram. Until May 2014, she was a senior photo editor for National Geographic magazine. Previously, she oversaw photography and multimedia production for the Open Society Foundations. She has been a documentary producer for MediaStorm, and a newspaper photojournalist. As a musician, her sound design and compositions appear in broadcast and online publications including The New York Times Magazine, Showtime, Hulu and Wired.
Chen’s work has earned numerous industry accolades, including national News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the duPont Award, Webby awards, and PoYi awards in photography, picture editing, and multimedia. She has served as a juror for the Tim Hetherington Grant, and for the editing division of Pictures of the Year International. Chen was a member of the adjunct faculty for the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography, and sat on the Board of Advisors for the Alexia Foundation. She studied photojournalism and mathematics, and received a Fulbright scholarship for journalism to Taiwan.