I had the pleasure of meeting Seshu Photography while in New York several weeks ago. He founded Tiffinbox, a blog to inspire and connect other photographers. When he heard about my story he was “both intrigued and baffled by her decision to drop her business cold and move to a different city, just to pursue a personal project.” Here’s our interview about my background and why I decided to pursue the project Transparency: The Gender Identity Project.

If you listen carefully there’s a story I tell about Lenny Kravitz and working for Vanity Fair magazine. Enjoy!

Here’s my interview with Seshu from Tiffinbox.

Day 5 of the Indiegogo Campaign for Transparency: The Gender Identity Project

Day 5 of the Indiegogo Campaign for Transparency: The Gender Identity Project

It’s Day 2 of the Indiegogo Campaign for Transparency: The Gender Identity Project and thank you for your generous support! The “You want a call!” one hour mentoring and business coaching sessions are SOLD OUT! Stay updated here or onĀ igg.me/at/daphnechan as new business coaching sessions will be added this week!

Cheers!

Day 2 of the Indiegogo Campaign for Transparency: The Gender Identity Project

Day 2 of the Indiegogo Campaign for Transparency: The Gender Identity Project

I can’t believe it’s Day 1 of my Indiegogo Campaign for Transparency: The Gender Identity Project and I’m so excited to share it with you!

As many of you may know, I’m a Canadian artist and photographer based in Vancouver. After applying for 3 years in a row for an art residency in New York, I was finally accepted so I’m moving to New York for 3 months to work full-time on this project!

The project is called Transparency: The Gender Identity Project and it’s a photography project about the LGBT and genderqueer community of New York. The goal is to provide a platform for visibility, recognition and eventual acceptance.

If you can, please donate some funds and get awesome rewards!
If you can’t donate, you can still help! Spread the word and share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, your website and with family and friends!

Thank you for your help and support!

You can contribute here!

Transparency: The Gender Identity Project by Daphne Chan

Transparency: The Gender Identity Project by Daphne Chan

I’m thrilled I’m a finalist for the “What is a Portrait” exhibition juried by the well-renowned curator Ruben Natal-San Miguel, photographer, and writer. Exhibit will be at the RIPE Art Gallery in New York. The amazing part is that I will be exhibiting next to a very famous photographer who was the reason I moved to New York and become an artist!

If you live in NY, come to the opening reception on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7-10 p.m.

What ia a Portrait Show juried by Ruben Natal-San Miguel at Ripe Art Gallery

What ia a Portrait Show juried by Ruben Natal-San Miguel at Ripe Art Gallery

This morning I found I didn’t receive a smaller, different grant than yesterday’s I had applied for. But onwards and upwards to the next opportunity, right?How do you deal with disappointment but move forward?

I’m viewing my application as an introduction. The committee is getting to know me and want to see my progress as an artist. For 3 years in a row I applied to this residency in New York and finally got a big fat YES this year. It’s the reason for my upcoming Indiegogo Campaign coming up on Mon Nov 24! The project is called Transparency: The Gender Identity Project.

Perseverance

Perseverance