Chinatown Through A Wide Lens Public Book Launch
Due to popular demand, we are hosting a second book launch!
The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, Friends of the Vancouver City Archives, and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden invite you to join author and curator Catherine Clement in the launching of Chinatown Through A Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow, a stunning 344-page, full colour, hardcover book that showcases the long-hidden photographs of Vancouver’s first and most prolific Chinese photographer.
Chow photographed during a tumultuous and transformative time in Canadian history, operating a commercial studio in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown from 1907-1949. Although he was Chinese, Chow also chronicled the lives of other early, marginalized communities such as Sikh Canadians, Black Canadians, Indigenous residents and newly-arrived European immigrants. Chow’s negatives were discarded when the business closed. Most images in this book were uncovered in private/family collections and highlight many remarkable, personal stories from diverse communities.
Please join us for this special ticketed event, where Ms. Clement will present her work, and then be available to answer any questions you may have. Copies of Chinatown Through A Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow will be available for purchase and signing at the book launch.
Proceeds of the event will go towards supporting community initiatives based in Vancouver’s Chinatown as well as educational initiatives conducted by CCHSBC around the province.
Note: those who have pre-ordered the book are welcome to pickup their copy at the event.