Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow, written by Catherine Clement and published by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia is the recipient of the 2021 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing, as presented by the British Columbia Historical Federation.
Yucho Chow was Vancouver’s first Chinese commercial photographer and its most prolific. His lens captured thousands of faces of all skin colours, religious beliefs and backgrounds and chronicled a tumultuous time in Vancouver’s and Canada’s early history.
Catherine presented at the 2021 BCHF conference gala awards evening (virtually) on June 5. You can see her presentation below.