Lee read Western art history at the University of Hong Kong. He then received his postgraduate training in documentary photography at London College of Communication with the support of a British Chevening Scholarship. In 2011, Lee was awarded an Asia Art Archive Research Grant to research rupture, agent and platform of photography in Hong Kong since the 1960s.
His writing in photography, visual arts and design appears in museum catalogs and magazine columns. His photography has been exhibited in Austria, Germany, Latvia and the UK, and has been published in China and the UK. He was recently appointed as a Subject Specialist in Photography for the HKCAAVQ.