photo by diane ng

Shirley Chan is a Taiwanese-American, Brooklyn-based cinematographer and sometimes editor working in the documentary, branded, performance, and narrative space.

Her clients include Nike, Meta, Levi’s, Chevrolet, Arc’teryx, Neutrogena, Coca-Cola, WhatsApp, and institutions like The Metropolitan Museum ofArt, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Art Gallery of New South Wales and more. 

You can also find her work in Vox, New York Times Cooking, BBC, NBC, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conde Nast, More Perfect Union, Remezcla, Slate, Huffpost, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. Her narrative (Friend of Sophia, Missile) and documentary (Breadwinners) films she’s lensed have screened at film festivals around the US. 

Find her featured in i-D talking about navigating this industry as a queer cinematographer.

She is member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, A-Doc, Array Crew, FreeTheWork, Sporas, and a  2023 AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women participant. 

available for hire.