Corky Lee

Late Photographer Corky Lee Gets Mural Treatment on Doyers Street

Posted September 24, 2021 at 5:02 am

There is a new tribute mural in Chinatown that honors the memory of beloved photographer Corky Lee. The nascent Chinatown Mural Project is behind the new artwork, which stretches along a 35-foot wall on Doyers Street, the nerve center of Chinatown. The mural is two-toned – blue and off-white – and meant to resemble “Ming” […]

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21 Pell Street Awarded Grant for New Chinatown Programming

Posted May 7, 2021 at 5:06 am

Some funds are headed to 21 Pell Street. In April, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council awarded the program with $4,500, monies that will be used to support and expand the free community programming in Chinatown. Founded by legendary late photographer Corky Lee, 21 Pell Street showcases the talent and contributions of Asian Americans through photo […]

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Chinatown Bids Farewell to Photographer Corky Lee

Posted February 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

Chinatown bade final farewell to one of its favorite sons last Saturday with a hero’s send-off. It was a cold bright morning, and hundreds of mourners lined the streets of Chinatown for the funeral procession of photographer Corky Lee. As is Chinese custom, the route stopped at places of importance in Lee’s life. (The door of […]

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For Beloved Photographer Corky Lee, a Funeral Procession through his Achievements in Chinatown

Posted February 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Corky Lee, beloved photographer who focused his lens on Asian American culture, died last week after battling coronavirus. He was 74. Lockdown measures ultimately changed plans for the funeral. In lieu of an indoor memorial service, the family instead arranged for a procession through Chinatown, stopping at ten significant locations in Lee’s life. It will […]

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Corky Lee, Storied Photographer Who Chronicled Asian American Culture, Dies of Covid-19

Posted January 28, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Chinatown community this week mourns the passing of Corky Lee. News of his death early yesterday morning shocked at both the local and national levels. Lee lost the battle with Covid-19, and died in New York City. He was 74. Corky Lee, who identified as the “undisputed unofficial Asian American photographer laureate,” spent the better […]

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