Mary Lee & I spent many interesting hours in the Chinatown of the early 1980's. As part of a Lions International mission we helped the community organize (community organizers...NOT !!) efforts to improve the local economy, healthcare, and social lives of the citizens. It was interesting, fulfilling, and fun. These pictures clearly show the lives and emotions of Chinatown residents of that time. Great memories of intelligent, hard-working, freedom-loving and proud people.
Hope you enjoy the the artistic photography and the depiction of an important piece of history
Rare Photos Of New York's Chinatown In The 1980s Captured A Revolution
Due to the relaxed immigration laws of the early 1980s, New York City's Chinatown underwent a rapid demographic shift.
Bud Glick was a photographer tasked by the the New York Chinatown History Project (now the Museum of Chinese in America) with documenting this transition from an older, primarily male community to one of young, newly immigrated families.
But looking at the photos now, 30 years later and newly digitized, it's clear that he captured much more than just a demographic shift in a small period in time.
With his photo series, Glick captured a revolution.