Photographic Justice

Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story

Directed by Jennifer Takaki
U.S. | 2022 | Documentary
87 minutes

For 50 years, Chinese-American photographer Corky Lee tirelessly documented Asian Pacific Americans and kept a relentless record of their everyday lives, celebrations, and struggles. He was everywhere in the New York City community and beyond – wielding his camera “like a sword to combat injustice.” Yet, few really knew the man behind the lens. Director Jennifer Takaki’s intimate portrait reveals the triumphs and tragedies of the man who produced close to a million compelling photographs, which will forever tell the Asian Pacific American story for generations to come and transform the way America sees itself.