Shanshan is a multimedia producer and journalist, reporting under-reported stories. She also writes creatively, make videos, take photographs and illustrate for books. She uses multiple disciplinary approach to explore different fields, including bi-cultural experience, the relation between photography and sound, and the blurry line between documentary and fiction. 

Portraits of women (2015) 

"Invisible Lives" screening at

Chinese Visual Festival


Followed by panel discussion at King's College, 10 May 2017

"Living the Chinese dream" screening at Bertha DocHouse


Followed by Q&A as One World Media grantee, 15 May 2017

Shanshan Chen is a London-based filmmaker and multimedia journalist who covers the world's most under-reported stories including women's rights, LGBT rights, war and conflict, climate change and migration. She has travelled to more than 30 countries and regions for her films and photography.