A series capturing the contributions of Vietnamese culture in NYC’s Chinatown. Featuring Genevieve Tam and Romy Saadi, photographed by Kyle Lui.
When looked at closely, Chinatown is full of diversity and intricacies. Beginning as an ethnic enclave formed out of the need for survival for primarily Taishanese migrants discriminated against by American white supremacy, NYC's Chinatown is now more diverse than it started out to be. One of the sometimes overlooked aspects of NYC's Manhattan Chinatown is the contribution of Vietnamese culture to NYC Chinatown’s cultural fabric. This series highlights these cultural contributions in the neighborhood while also showcasing Kaarem’s clothing in this gritty but beautiful urban landscape.
- Kyle Lui
About Kyle Lui
Kyle Lui is a New York City born, bred, and based freelance photographer. As the child of immigrants who have strong roots in the Chinatown neighborhood in Manhattan, Kyle's work is driven by a commitment to empowering and building empathy within and towards marginalized communities and families, whether biological or through shared circumstances. His work is motivated by the Buddhist mantra “to love is to recognize.” Kyle has exhibited in shows in New York City at Soho Photo Gallery and Pearl River Gallery.
Genevieve Tam and Romy Saadi
Manhattan Chinatown Vietnamese Restaurants (a small list)
277 Grand St Ste C New York, NY 10002
87 Chrystie St New York, NY 10002
Nha Trang One
87 Baxter St New York, NY 10013
157 Mott St New York, NY 10013
80 Bayard St New York, NY 10013
89 Baxter St New York, NY 10013
245 Grand St New York, NY 10002
Bánh mì Cô Út
83 Elizabeth St New York, NY 10013
Bánh mì Saigon
198 Grand St New York, NY 10013
Pasteur Grill & Noodles (Phở Pasteur)
85 Baxter St New York, NY 10013
Bánh mì Saigon Deli
369 Broome St New York, NY 10013
70 Forsyth St New York, NY 10002