Dean Wong will be reading from his book Seeing the Light, Four Decades in Chinatown on Wednesday, Sep. 7 at Third Place Books in Seward Park (5041 Wilson Ave. S.) at 7 p.m.
Wong included photos and stories from Chinatowns in San Francisco; Vancouver, B.C. and New York City as well as in Seattle. He reveals the diversity within Chinatown and shows photographs of events like Lunar New Year while also chronicling the life of individuals who have lived and grown up in these neighborhoods. As a photojournalist, he uses the photographs to combat the stereotypes surrounding “Chinatown,” a neighborhood where Asian immigrants and their families seek refuge to uphold their culture and heritage.