Review: Corky Lee’s Asian America: Fifty Years of Photographic Justice
Corky Lee’s Asian America: Fifty Years of Photographic Justice is a remarkable collection of over 200 breathtaking photos that celebrate the history and cultural impact of the Asian American social justice movement. This book showcases the work of the late photojournalist Corky Lee, who dedicated his life to changing the world through his powerful photographs.
One of the standout features of this book is the selection of photographs from Lee’s vast collection, spanning from his early days in New York’s Chinatown in the 1970s to his coverage of diverse Asian American communities across the country. These iconic images capture pivotal moments in Asian American history, such as protests against police brutality, the aftermath of 9/11, and the reenactment of the completion of the transcontinental railroad featuring descendants of Chinese railroad workers.
Lee’s photographs not only document historical events but also provide a glimpse into the everyday lives and struggles of Asian American communities. His last photos, taken during the coronavirus pandemic, offer a timely reminder of the resilience and strength of these communities in the face of adversity.
The book also features insightful contributions from Asian American writers, artists, activists, and friends of Lee, who reflect on his life and career. These perspectives provide valuable historical and cultural context to the photographs, making the book a comprehensive exploration of Asian American identity and activism.
- Stunning collection of over 200 photographs
- Captures pivotal moments in Asian American history
- Provides historical and cultural context through insightful contributions
- Highlights the resilience and strength of Asian American communities
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In conclusion, Corky Lee’s Asian America: Fifty Years of Photographic Justice is a must-have for anyone interested in Asian American history, social justice, and photography. The book’s powerful images and insightful commentary offer a unique perspective on the Asian American experience and the ongoing fight for equality and recognition. Whether you are a photography enthusiast or simply curious about the Asian American social justice movement, this book is a valuable addition to your collection.