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January 25, 2011 > Chinatown Photography Exhibit

Chinatown Photography Exhibit

San Francisco and Los Angeles, 1978 and 2008

From January 31 through March 12, in celebration of Chinese New Year, Fremont Main Library will host a unique exhibition of the Chinatowns of San Francisco and Los Angeles in photographs. One set of photos was first taken in 1978, and a second set shows the same locations 30 years later.

Artist Ting-Ting Lee holds a MFA in Graphic Design from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. While Lee studied at CalArts, she visited Chinatowns in San Francisco and Los Angeles and was amazed by how little she knew about the life of the Chinese people living there. This experience led Lee to her Chinatown documentary photography project from January 21 to April 21, 1978. Later that year, Lee's photographs were exhibited at the Taipei American Culture Center in Taiwan and the California Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles.

During the spring of 2008, accompanied by her husband, Lee revisited the San Francisco and Los Angeles Chinatowns and began a new photography project to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her 1978 Chinatown project.

For more information, visit

Chinatown Photography Exhibit
January 31 through March 12
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont
(510) 745-1401

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