Pop-up of Photographer Corky Lee's Work on Display at The Seattle Public Library May 28
release date: 05/24/2017
The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with OCA-Greater Seattle Chapter (OCA-GS) will host a pop-up display of photographer Corky Lee's work on the Asian-American experience from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636 .
Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $7.
Take part in a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month featuring Lee as a guest speaker. Lee will discuss his work documenting the Asian American experience, and a selection of images from his exhibit "Chinese Americans: Inclusion/Exclusion" will be on display during the program. Members of OCA-GS will also share the legend behind the Double Fifth/Dragon Boat Festival and serve traditional festival foods.
For almost 40 years, New York-based photographer Lee -- who refers to himself as the "undisputed unofficial Asian American photographer laureate" -- has captured iconic images of Asian Pacific Americans in political movements and social contexts.
OCA, formerly known as the Organization of Chinese Americans, was founded in 1973 with a vision of uniting Chinese Americans across the United States into one representative voice. Today, OCA has transformed into a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. The OCA-GS chapter was formed in 1995 and since that time it has been serving the Greater Seattle Chinese and Asian Pacific American community as well as other communities in the Pacific Northwest. It is recognized in the local community for its advocacy of civil and voting rights as well as its sponsorship of community activities and events.
This event is presented in partnership with OCA-GS and sponsored by the University of Washington Department of American Ethnic Studies.