THE CORKY LEE STORY
Queens born Corky Lee has a mission. The 70-year old photographer’s singular focus for almost a half-century has been documenting New York City’s Asian American community.
An accomplished photojournalist with a keen sense of history and social justice, Corky’s dedication tells the little-known struggle of Asians in America, including civil rights protests, racist immigration legislation, and violence towards Sikhs and Muslims of Asian descent since 9/11. He's also a big supporter of Asian women's rights.
Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story is a timely and intimate portrayal of a photographer on a quest to ensure that the rich tapestry of Asian American life – its struggles and celebrations – is preserved, and documented in mainstream media.