PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: THE CORKY LEE STORY
Film Poster for "PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: THE CORKY LEE STORY". A camera lens layered on top of the American flag.
PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: THE CORKY LEE STORY
Film Poster for "PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: THE CORKY LEE STORY". A camera lens layered on top of the American flag.
Photographer Corky Lee's epic quest to document Asian American history, culture and activism for five decades

PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: THE CORKY LEE STORY

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BEST DOCUMENTARY - Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival | RUNNER-UP for Audience Award - DOC NYC | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Center for Asian American Media Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Asian American International Film Festival | JASON D. MAK SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD - DisOrient Film Festival

Mainstream vs Ethnic Press • Contributions of AAPI to American History • Photographic Justice • Immigrant Experience In USA • AAPI Activism • Police Brutality • Ethnic Studies Movement • Photography • Art & Politics • Social Change • Diversity of Pan Asian Community • Pandemic

Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 87 minutes​​ | Language: English | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript | Director/Producer: Jennifer Takaki | Producer: Linda Lew Woo | Executive Producer: Lily M. Fan | Co-Executive Producers: George & Hillary Hirose | Editor: Linda Hattendorf

For 50 years, Chinese American photographer Corky Lee documented the celebrations, struggles, and daily lives of Asian American Pacific Islanders with epic focus. Determined to push mainstream media to include AAPI culture in the visual record of American history, Lee produced an astonishing archive of nearly a million compelling photographs. His work takes on new urgency with the alarming rise in anti-Asian attacks during the Covid pandemic. Jennifer Takaki’s intimate portrait reveals the triumphs and tragedies of the man behind the lens.