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Inside Chinatown Exhibition


  • Pao Arts Center 99 Albany Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
Popular Gate,  Jiayi Chen, 2019

Popular Gate, Jiayi Chen, 2019

Inside Chinatown features photography by eleven Chinatown community members who used photography to not only share the experiences, challenges, and successes found in their community, but also to author their own history of what it means to work and live in Boston’s Chinatown.

The exhibition is a culmination of six months of coursework where participants K.C., Qianying Guan, B.K., Barney Ko, Yingyan Liang, Kim Sit, Angela Soo Hoo, Heman Tang, Justine Wang, and Warren Wong learned about the neighborhood’s history and culture as well as the history of US Chinatowns, studied photography with New York-based photographer Katie Salisbury, and captured the stories they found to be important to Chinese American workers and residents in Chinatown.

This partnership project developed in collaboration with Loan Dao, PhD formerly of UMass, Boston and the Pao Arts Center. The Inside Chinatown project community coursework was funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Directions: The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street. For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. The public parking garage entrance is on Hudson Street. The Pao Arts Center is accessible by the MBTA green, red, and orange lines.

Contact: Vanessa Woo | 617-863-9080