Lionel Tan

For me, photography & film are about the story — what's at stake, who are the characters, what are your motives. My visual exploration seeks to answer these questions.

I have a bias for natural lighting and close framing of subjects. And when stark emotion juts from the frame. 

Armed with a camera, backpack, and a joy for recognizing moments that count, I have travelled Latin America, Europe, Northern Africa, and Asia, to better understand humanity, and document my connections along the way.

I graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Creative Writing and Spanish. 

Currently based in San Francisco.