Paris Chong is the Gallery Manager and Curator of the prestigious Leica Gallery Los Angeles. With over two decades of experience as a Curator she has represented galleries and artists in events including Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA, 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 IPA Photo Awards, Fresh Look, Photoville, The Palm Springs Photo Festival and the ongoing Meet the Curator portfolio reviews for Leica Akademie USA.
With her involvement in the art community, Ms. Chong’s duties over the many years have also seen her coordinating both intimate and large group art events at Leica Camera’s flagship store in West Hollywood. Celebrated artists range from the legendary Sebastiao Salgado and Henri Cartier Bresson to contemporary powerhouse names such as Neal Preston, Julian Lennon, Lenny Kravitz, Maggie Steber, Mary Ellen Mark and Ralph Gibson
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) and The West Hollywood Design District (WHDD). Further to her philanthropic side, Ms. Chong also volunteers her time as Curator at still life photography showings held by The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) at its historical Hollywood headquarters.
Photo Credits: Manfred Baumann