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Chinatown Looks Exhibition: Jan 17-Mar 16

From January 17th 2023 – March 16th 2023, Massy Arts will host, Chinatown Looks: an intergenerational disposable camera project, a Chinatown-based photography project and workshop series showcasing the work of 21 Chinese seniors and youth members of Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice.

Drawing inspiration from Megaphone’s Hope in Shadows, Chinatown Looks responds to an expressed need for intergenerational knowledge creation and sharing around the past and future of Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.

With the support of Strathcona-based photographer and filmmaker, Soloman Chiniquay, the project is driven by the democratization of photography that disposable cameras provide and the act of empowering marginalized peoples to document their own lives.

The Massy Arts Gallery is located at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

The gallery is open Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 5pm.

Entrance is free, and masks are mandatory.

About the artists

Soloman Chiniquay is a documentary photographer and filmmaker living between xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ territory and his homelands of Treaty 7 territory. His lens-based work explores the ways he is welcomed to witness expressions of Indigeneity, creating imagery that attempts to show, in sometimes raw ways, the land and the people on it, the ways people use and connect to the land, and the artifacts they leave on it.

Yarrow seniors and youth featured in this exhibition include Sunny Ho, Betty Ling, Huang Chun Lan (Chanel), Hui Yan Yu, Liang Xue Mei, Wang Su Qiong, Wu Man, Li Ju Gen, Lee Shung Lung, Wang Zhao (Rosy), Ada Yim, Mandy Pui, Lorraine Wong, Wyatt Leung, Andrew Ha, Ming Wai Chung, Muhan Zhang, Addie Chen, Katherine Cheng, cecilia wang, and Amy Nofech-Yang.

Chinatown Looks was funded with the generous support of the City of Vancouver’s Communities and Artists Shifting Culture Grant, 221A, the UBC Arts Amplifier Fund, and our community of donors.


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