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Chinatown Stories in the Age of Coronavirus

Chinatown is the third in a series of contemporary documentary photography books by San Francisco resident and photographer Dick Evans – following his initial book in 2014 of Haight Ashbury and his 2017 award winning book on the The Mission.

His approach in each case has been to develop an in-depth understanding of each neighborhood through close collaboration with leading non-profits, community organizations, artists and local businesses. In this book he collaborates with freelance writer Kathy Chin Leong, who has conducted over 100 interviews in the course of writing the text, captions and sidebar stories that provide context to the images.

Authors Dick Evans and Kathy Chin Leong are posting updated interviews on all the Chinatown profiles included in the book on their website ( Stay tuned for more!

Check out Discover Small Businesses to find out which businesses are still open in Shelter in Place that you can support now!


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