Karen Larsen

  • Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May’s Photo Studio

    APICC is proud to fiscally sponsor the upcoming film project Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May’s Photo Studio (formerly "Trashed: The Lost World of May's Photo Studio"). Donations to the project can be made on this page through APICC as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

    From the producers of Vanishing Chinatown:
    Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May’s Photo Studio tells the story of hundreds of photographs serendipitously rescued from a San Francisco Chinatown dumpster. The work of  The May’s Photo Studio documents an immigrant community becoming westernized, exploring themes of identity, family ties, and racially-based laws, specifically the Chinese Exclusion Act. The artistry of the photographers bring the Cantonese opera to life as well, presenting a Chinese community through the eyes of these important Chinese-American photographers.

    Support us with your generous gift.
    Your $5,000 will purchase still image rights
    Your $2,500 will pay for broadcast program insurance
    Your $1,000 will pay for closed captioning
    Your $500 will fund a community screening of Vanishing Chinatown
    Your $100 will help bring Vanishing Chinatown to schools
    Your $25 will help maintain our website to keep you informed


    For more information, go to the Vanishing Chinatown website.


    *For check donations, please write checks to 'Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center' with 'Vanishing Chinatown' in the memo. Please include a return mailing address or email address to send the donation acknowledgement to.

    Send checks to the address below:

    934 Brannan Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103


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