Corky Lee's Asian America. Fifty Years of Photographic Justice (working title). By Corky Lee and coedited by Chee Wang Ng and Mae Ngai.
In January 2022 a book deal was made between Clarkson Potter/Penguin Random House and the Estate of Corky Lee for a retrospective book of Corky's photographs over the span of his 50-year long career, from 1970 to 2020. The book is a collaboration between the Estate and coeditors Chee Wang Ng, artist/photographer, and Mae Ngai, historian.
We have spent the past year selecting 200+ photographs from Corky's vast oeuvre, writing the text, and soliciting essays from artists, photographers, historians, and activists, in order to put Corky's work in historical and social context.
The book is now entering the production phase. Expected publication: Early 2024.