Lee was known as the unofficial photo laureate of the Asian-American community.READ MORE: Doctors Seeing More Neck, Back Pain Related To Working From Home
Since the 1970s, Lee’s documentary photography highlighted the history, triumphs and struggles of Asian Americans.
Saddened by news of Corky Lee’s passing. He worked relentlessly to ensure Chinese Americans’ contributions to history were appreciated & documented. He was like a walking museum. There will be many moments when we will reach back to Corky’s work to help our community move forward https://t.co/549GmlyU2D
— Grace Meng (@Grace4NY) January 27, 2021READ MORE: Harrison School District Taking Action To Bring All Students Back Into Classrooms Full Time In Coming Weeks
His friends say Lee had been in the hospital since Jan. 7 and had to be intubated on Saturday when his condition took a turn for the worse.
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