Chinatown Pretty

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Chinatown Pretty is a storytelling project founded by photographer Andria Lo and writer Valerie Luu that documents the beauty and ingenuity of seniors’ street style in Chinatown. Since 2014 they’ve photographed and interviewed hundreds of seniors in historic Chinatowns around the country. The project combines urban utilitarianism with unexpected sartorial choices that reveal resilience, personal histories, and cultural values. Chronicle Books will publish their first book in fall 2020.

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