PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE: THE CORKY LEE STORY – Interview with Filmmaker Jennifer Takaki

Filmmaker Jennifer Takaki talked with our Gadi Elkon about who Corky Lee was, how they first connected and so much more!

For 50 years, Chinese American photographer Corky Lee tirelessly documented the celebrations, struggles, and daily lives of Asian American Pacific Islanders. 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. This film’s intimate portrait reveals the triumphs and tragedies of the man behind the lens.

Jennifer discussed how the project started 20 years ago as a 5 minute piece on Corky.  Jennifer shared with Gadi how Corky impacted his NY community but his photos and story have spread across the country and even globally.

Here is our interview with Filmmaker Jennifer Takaki:

The film is out in NYC this Friday and Saturday before expanding to LA next week.

For more info, PHOTOGRAPHIC JUSTICE:  THE CORKY LEE STORY.

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