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Young Kwok "Corky" Lee (1947 – January 27, 2021) was an American photojournalist. He was known for taking pictures of Asian American culture which not many people paid attention to. He was known for protecting and promoting Asian American history and how it should be a part of American history. Lee was born in New York City.

Mayor of New York City David Dinkins made May 5, 1988 "Corky Lee Day". Many of his photographs appeared on Downtown Express and The Villager during the 1990s and 2000s.

Lee died on January 27, 2021 at a hospital in New York City from problems caused by COVID-19, aged 73.

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