#PeopleOfWilmDE: Emmanuel Lee (King E Photos)

Emmanuel Lee (King E Photos) is a young professional photographer from Wilmington, as well as this week’s #PeopleofWilmDE! Read his story below:

“I’ve been in Delaware my whole life (22 years.) Born and raised. I went to school in Wilmington and the surrounding areas. Went to John Dickinson High School and graduated in 2017. After high school, I needed to figure out what I wanted to do, but basketball was in the cards. I found photography through social media and have been hooked and grinding on that ever since.

Emmanuel Lee (King E Photos) of Wilmington, DE
Emmanuel Lee (King E Photos) of Wilmington, DE

In terms of Wilmington attractions, the Riverfront is always a favorite of mine. My first Blue Rocks game was cool. I was about 7 or 8. We lost but I can’t say I didn’t have fun then. My first time to Constitution Yards a couple weeks ago was nice, too!

I continue to choose Wilmington to live and work in because all of my family and loved ones are still here. No matter what, this is home. The people, the culture, has shaped me into the person, the photographer I am today. One of my proudest moments as a Wilmingtonian was the summer of 2020 when we had our protests. The energy, seeing the community come together like that was honestly beautiful. 

As we get back out into the community, safety is my number one concern. I ask myself, ‘How can we fix our city and reshape it into a much safer environment for us, for our kids and our kids’ kids?’ However, I’m hopeful about our growth as a city, as a people.

To the people living and working in Wilmington, my advice is to keep working hard. Hard work and consistency go a long way.”

Follow King E Photos on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube. Follow King E Portraits and the Kreatives on Instagram. Check out (and buy!) Emmanuel’s art here.

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