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Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story

Directed by Jennifer Takaki

WINNER – Best Documentary Feature

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 a vast collection of 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.

This film will screen in person only.

Directed by Jennifer Takaki
Produced by Linda Lew Woo

Director’s Bio: Jennifer Takaki has a background in television production. She began her career in news with a local NBC affiliate based in Denver as a production assistant. She has also produced news, entertainment, and promotional videos in Hong Kong and New York City. She is the director/producer of Photographic Justice: The Corky Lee Story. In 2023, she was a recipient of the Better Angels Lavine Fellowship. This is her first feature length film.

Dates & Times


Asian Arts Initiative

Sun, Nov 12
6:30 pm