Pamela Chen is a creator of visual stories for impact. She specializes in amplifying the voices of creative artists through multi-platform creation, curation, and technology.

Pamela is Instagram’s Head of Creative, Community, where she leads a team responsible for Instagram’s visual content voice, curation and creative development for its official editorial channels, serving a community of 800 million+ worldwide. This follows more than a decade of mixed media experience: she was Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic magazine, and oversaw photography and multimedia production for the Open Society Foundations. She produced and edited documentary films at MediaStorm, and worked as a national newspaper photojournalist. As a musician, her sound design and compositions appear in broadcast and online publications including The New York Times Magazine, Showtime, Hulu and Wired.

Her work has earned numerous industry accolades, including national News & Documentary Emmy Awards, the duPont Award, Webby awards, and POYi awards in photography, picture editing, and multimedia. She has served as a juror for the World Press Photo Contest, Tim Hetherington Grant, and Pictures of the Year International. She was a member of the adjunct faculty for the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography, and sat on the Board of Advisors for the Alexia Foundation. She studied photojournalism and mathematics, and received a Fulbright scholarship for journalism to Taiwan.