Leica Photography Gallery, Los Angeles, Manager & Curator , United States

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Paris Chong is the Gallery Director of the prestigious Leica Gallery Los Angeles. With over two decades of experience as a Curator she has represented galleries and artists at events including Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA and The Palm Springs Photo Festival in addition to promoting Leica Gallery Los Angeles at international shows such as Art Basel and Photo Paris.
Ms. Chong has also served as a respected and sought-after portfolio reviewer for The International Photography Awards (IPA), Photoville, The Palm Springs Photo Festival (PSPF) , reFocus Awards, Open Walls Arles and the ongoing Meet the Curator portfolio reviews for Leica Akademie USA.
With her extensive involvement in the art community, Ms. Chong’s duties over the many years have also seen her coordinating both intimate and large group events at Leica Camera’s flagship store in West Hollywood. Celebrated artists range from the legendary Henri Cartier Bresson and Sebastiao Salgado to contemporary powerhouse names such as Neal Preston, Julian Lennon, Lenny Kravitz, Maggie Steber, Mary Ellen Mark and Ralph Gibson to name a few.
Ms. Chong has also found time to give back to the community on multiple levels such as serving as a Board Member for The Foundation for The Aids Monument (FAM), a non-profit formed to secure funding for a memorial monument in West Hollywood and The West Hollywood Design District (WHDD). Further to her philanthropic side, Ms. Chong also Curates still life photography showings for The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) at its historic Hollywood headquarters.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture