Sarah Craig is a documentary photographer and multimedia storyteller based in Oakland, CA. A native of Bozeman, MT, she left the mountainous West to attend Vassar College on the East Coast, where she completed a B.A. in Geography. She attended...
Focus:Photographer, Photojournalist, Radio Producer
Known for itâ€™s vice and violence, Salinaâ€™s Chinatown has struggled for decades with gang shootings, drug dealing, prostitution and homelessness. This reputation - with itâ€™s flophouses and card houses - was even written about by John Steinbeck in his notable book, East of Eden. Carrying into today, the area saw 4 shootings and 1 homicide in the span of 10 days in the beginning of 2017. But preliminary plans are underway to give Chinatown a new urban design makeover. A makeover that sees the roots of Chinatownâ€™s crime and homelessness stemming from the poor design of the place. Listen and read the feature story here at KQED.org.
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