Curated by: Carolyn Ratcliffe and Corky Lee
Contributors: Corky Lee, An Rong Xu, Edward Chen, Karen Zhou, Jook Leung
March 4 - March 26, 2019
Opening Reception and Book Launch: Tuesday March 5, 5:30-7:30pm
New York Arts Center, 78 Bowery, New York, NY
Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Saturdays 11:00am - 3:00pm
This contemporary photography exhibit is based on the work showcased in Lower East Side Preservation Initiative's recent book, "Chinatown: Lens on the Lower East Side," a collection of beautiful photographs of Chinatown's historic core - from Canal to Worth Street, Baxter to the Bowery. The photographs capture the spirit of today's residents, workers, and visitors against a backdrop of the area's rich and wonderful historic buildings. The book, accompanied by a lively local history, is intended to show how the neighborhood's streetscapes are not only beautiful and irreplaceable, but also serve to enrich and enliven everyday modern life. Chinatown's streetscapes are now in danger: if the city does not protect them through landmarking or other means they will fall prey to demolition and overdevelopment.