In partnership with the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), the Center launched a new online exhibition, An Unlikely Photojournalist: Emile Bocian in Chinatown, a never-before-seen collection of images of Manhattan’s Chinatown in the 1970s and 80s. Co-curators Kevin Chu, Assistant Director of Collections at MOCA, and Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager of Public Services at the Center for Jewish History, share a behind-the-scenes look into Bocian's life, his collection, and the genesis of the exhibition. Bocian’s grandniece and nephew were also in attendance to shared their memories.

This event took place on January 28, 2021

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This exhibition has been made possible in part by The David Berg Foundation’s creation and support of The David Berg Rare Book Room , a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and a Humanities New York CARES Grant.