We're proud to carry this limited ed. publication which received the BCHF Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing (2020 and City of Vancouver Book Award (2020)!

Chinatown Through A Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow showcases the long-hidden photographs of Vancouver's first and most prolific Chinese photographer. Chow photographed during a tumultuous and transformative time in Canadian history, operating a commercial studio in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown from 1907-1949. Although he was Chinese, Chow also chronicled the lives of other early, marginalized communities such as Sikh Canadians, Black Canadians, Indigenous residents and newly-arrived European immigrants. Chow’s negatives were discarded when the business closed.


  • 344-pages
  • English & Traditional Chinese 
  • full colour
  • hardcover

Author/Curator: Catherine Clement
Translator: Winnie Cheung

Chinatown Through a Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow