Photographic Justice: A Tribute to Corky Lee

Crop of Photo by Corky Lee. 20,000 New Yorkers in anti-Police Brutality March, Foley Square, New York, 1975.Thirty photographers from across the United States pay homage to their beloved friend, colleague, and mentor Corky Lee in Photographic Justice: A Tribute to Corky Lee

Lee, who passed away on January 27, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19, was a passionate Chinatown community activist and a self taught photographer. During his extraordinary fifty years of covering an incredibly varied range of Asian American community life, he became known as the “Undisputed, Unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate.” He was the 2002-3 Artist-in-Residence at the A/P/A Institute at NYU.

The group photography exhibition, curated by Chee Wang Ng and co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, is on view at the Hon. Charles P. Sifton Gallery in Brooklyn through November 20, 2022.

 

Crop of photo by Corky Lee. 20,000 New Yorkers in anti-Police Brutality March, Foley Square, New York, 1975.