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Photographers & Galleries


Imogen Cunningham -- Photographer, teacher, and friend of Ben Chinn

•William “Bill” Heick  -- Photographer, friend, classmate of Ben Chinn at the CSFA

Philip Hyde -- Landscape photographer, friend, classmate of Ben Chinn at the CSFA

Smith Andersen North Gallery -- Showing Ben Chinn’s photography along with that of his CSFA classmates

•The Chinese Historical Society of America -- San Francisco-based historical society which presented Ben Chinn’s work





Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona

Princeton University Art Museum, Photography Collection

The Hallmark Photographic Collection, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO




Focus: Chinatown. Photographer studied with greats, traveled the world, but kept his sights on his neighborhood, Lord Martine, San Francisco Chronicle, January 31, 2003

After meeting Benjamen Chinn at the opening of his first solo exhibition, "At Home in San Francisco," presented by the Chinese Historical Society of America, it could be concluded that the Chinatown native and storyteller of black-and-white stills simply did what he loved -- recognized or not...


Benjamen Chinn dies at 87, Jon Thurber, Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2009

Chinn was among the very few Chinese Americans to capture street scenes in the famous neighborhood. His most productive years were from 1947 to 1949...


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