B-Sides: Oakland Chinatown

Photo of Oakland Chinatown
Joe Sison/Staff
(Joe Sison/Staff)


Niched between Jack London Square and Lake Merritt, Oakland Chinatown exists as a microcosm of Asian American culture, cuisine and tradition. The photographs for the following gallery were taken Feb. 20 in the late morning in conjunction with coverage of UC Berkeley’s
response to the uptick in anti-Asian hate crimes this year. 

A synchronized, organized chaos with stores rushing to open at breakneck speed, the pictures capture a snippet of a typical Saturday in the district. From the weekend bustle to local street art, take a glance at the aspects of Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood that reflect the authenticity and resiliency of its residents.

 

Photo of Oakland Chinatown

(Joe Sison/Staff)

Photo of Oakland Chinatown

(Joe Sison/Staff)

Photo of Oakland Chinatown

(Joe Sison/Staff)

Photo of Oakland Chinatown graffiti

(Joe Sison/Staff)

Photo of Oakland Chinatown

(Joe Sison/Staff)

Photo of Oakland Chinatown

(Joe Sison/Staff)

Photo of Oakland Chinatown

(Joe Sison/Staff)