Photo-poetics/Photo-politics: Visualizing Social Transformation

5 November, 2014 0 comment

Jim Wong-Chu: Photographs 1973–1981: People, Place, Politics

Vancouver Chinatown has changed dramatically over the years, and it continues to. Wong-Chu’s photographs offer a glimpse back to a time when Pender East Street was bustling with stores, people of different background were establishing a community, and activists of all sorts were standing up, fighting for their cause. In the ‘70s and ‘80s Chinatown was a place to be heard, and the photographs shown in the three-week-long exhibition held at Chinatown Centre A gives us a glimpse into those stories told.

Panelists:

Jim Wong-Chu, Founding Director of the Asian Canadian Writer’s Workshop

Jack Jardine, Film producer and Executive Director, SmartChange

Shelly Rosenblum, Curator of Academic Programs, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC

Glenn Deer (moderator), Department of English, UBC

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by by Centre A and the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies (ACAM) program. This event was held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Centre A – 229 E. Georgia St., Vancouver, BC.

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