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Chih-Hsien Chen: INTERNET CAFE! PANDA

Taiwan

05.10.2021

In 2017 Chih Hsien Chen (1993) photographed the everyday life at Taichung – an internet café close to his home – over a period of a year. He developed a specific interest for the frequent-visiting customers, especially the ones that visited outside school weekends and holidays. A large group of adults that spent most of their day at the café – with everything that involves. INTERNET CAFE! PANDA became a project that depicts an obscure culture where all social moral and norms outside cyberspace are blurred. 

With the series, Chih Hsien Chen’s passion for documenting strange encounters in his daily life was awakened and ever since he has been collecting fun snapshots of friends and new acquaintances through his channels. 

Edited by Tofu Collective