Jennifer Chan is a Chinese Canadian and French documentary photographer based in Paris. She was an academic before taking up the camera. In 2007, she graduated from the Independent Filmmaking Program at the Gulf Island Film and Television School in Canada, and received the top Outstanding Achievement in Film Award at the Eyelens Festival as producer and director of her animated film, Day of Shame, about US military occupation in Okinawa. The following year, she completed a Black and White Photography course at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
In 2017, she partnered with two grassroots NGOs based in Beirut to work on portraits of Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. In 2018, she worked with ex-MSF Dr. Nicolas Durier on a Burmese migrant health insurance scheme along the Mekong delta as well as a drug user hepatitis project in Bangkok. In 2019, she took portraits of the Rohingya refugees in the biggest refugee camp in the world in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. Since July 2020, she has been traveling and photographing full time in Africa, documenting life and transitions during the pandemic in her project, African Time: In Flux.