As Koreatown transforms, photographer captures entrepreneurs’ stories

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Ms. Jo is the shopkeeper at Home Mart Plus Co. in Koreatown. “I realized that she had bottled up so much inside her [during the COVID-19 pandemic], and there was not really someone that she could talk to,” says photographer Emanuel Hahn. “She just opened up.” Photo by Emanuel Hahn.

Photographer Emanuel Hahn’s new book, “Koreatown Dreaming,” includes interviews and images of 40 Koreatown business owners who’ve been trying to stay afloat amid COVID and gentrification.

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