Chancellor's Day Teacher Workshop: Chinatown in the Public Imagination: Photography, History, & Memory

Mon, Jan 28, 2019 @ 9:00am - 1:30pm

Imagining Chinatown—in books, on stage, and through the camera’s lens—is an industry with complex history. In this workshop, we will examine photographs and aesthetic memories of Chinatowns across the US, with a critical eye on the relationship between the neighborhoods and the people who documented them. Collaboratively, we will look at street scenes, postcards, and other portrayals to see how Chinatowns have been documented across eras; consider what photographers, artists, and journalists have tried to communicate about Chinatown and its inhabitants; and explore how these figures have informed and been informed by current events.


Throughout the day, we’ll tour two of MOCA’s exhibits, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America and Interior Lives: Photographs of Chinese Americans in the 1980s by Bud Glick, and explore strategies for bringing visual literacy into your classroom. 


$15/participant. Coffee and tea provided. Click here for ticket purchase!