November 14, 2015 through December 08, 2015

Calvin Chen - cómo juegan los niños

Please join us for the Artist Reception and Opening on Saturday night, November 14, from 6-9pm!

Calvin Chen is a 2014 Top 50 Critical Mass Award winner for this series of work, “Cómo juegan los niños” . Congratulations Calvin!

My primary job as a pediatrician has always been how to keep kids safe and healthy. The more I travel to less developed countries, the more I realize these 2 adjectives may not always coincide. These children roam and play with a sense of carefree fearlessness. They play with the most simple of objects but their imaginations run wild. These images remind me of the magical qualities of being a kid. Hence the project was born “Cómo juegan los niños” – Calvin Chen

I have been photographing as long as I have been a pediatrician. What I love about both professions is the opportunity to witness the spectrum of people’s lives, to be part of their happiest and saddest moments.. to connect. I’ve had the privilege to be mentored by the likes of Ernesto Bazan, taken workshops with Keith Carter, Susan Burnstine, Mary Ellen Mark, and Stella Johnson. I hope you will enjoy these photos as much as I have had making them.

All sales will be donated to one of Calvin’s favorite charities.
Vibe of Portland – an organization that offers music classes and visual art classes to low income children.
Reach Out and Read – Supports medical providers in giving books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading.
Portland Rescue Mission – a homeless shelter that provides food, shelter, addiction services to the homeless.

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