Corky Lee Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Corky Lee (Young Kwok Lee)

Last Updated: 05 May, 2023 | Views: 340

Age: 73

Profession: Journalist

Other Profession(s): Activist, Photographer, Community Organizer

Famous For: Unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate

Higher Education: Queens College

Corky Lee Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
05 Sep, 1947 (73 Years 04 Months 22 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District

Birth Sign


Died on
27 Jan, 2021

Cause of Death
Developed Complications Of COVID-19

Corky Lee Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)

Corky Lee, real name - Young Kwok Lee (1947-2021) was an American photographer and activist. A famous Asian American photographer, he captures iconic images of Asian Americans. Using his camera, he advocated for greater representation in the media and raised awareness of social issues affecting Asian Americans. The photographs of Lee capture the struggles and triumphs of Asian Americans today, and his legacy inspires and educates people of all ages.

Corky Lee Education:

Corky Lee attended Jamaica High School
1965: Corky Lee went to Queens College for  American history 

Corky Lee Photographic Work:

1971: Corky Lee began his career as a photographer, taking pictures of Chinatown in New York City.

1975: Lee documented the struggle of garment workers in Chinatown, who were protesting against poor working conditions and low wages.

1982: He covered the murder of Vincent Chin. A Chinese American who was beaten in such a way that cause his death by two white men in Detroit. Lee's photographs of the case helped raise awareness about hate crimes against Asian Americans.

Corky Lee Career:

1969: Corky Lee became interested in photography during a trip to the Woodstock Music Festival, where he took pictures of the performers.

1982: Corky Lee co-founded the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) with five other journalists. He served as the organization's first national vice president for broadcast and was later elected as its national president.

Corky Lee Awards:

1993: Photographer-Artist-in-Residence Award| Special Recognition Award by (AAJA)

2002: New York Press Association Award|  Artist-In-Residence

2008: Pioneer Award by Organization of Chinese Americans

2009: Susan Ahn Award

Corky Lee Unknown Facts:

Health issues - Lee suffered from chronic disease and was hospitalized with COVID-19 in January 2021. He passed away on January 27, 2021,

Legacy - Lee's legacy lives on through his iconic photographs, which continue to inspire and educate people about the Asian American experience.

Corky Lee Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In feet & Inches 5'10"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 158 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Corky Lee Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Lee Yin Chuck

Mother's Name
Jung See Lee

Margaret Dea

John, James, Richard




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