Viewing Parks’s photographs in 2021 offers stark, graceful reminders of the ongoing fight for civil rights.
Published in Life Magazine, the images of the sick and impoverished twelve-year-old Flávio da Silva prompted an outpouring of letters and offers of financial assistance.
An exhibition of Gordon Parks’s photography at Harvard University’s Ethelbert Cooper Gallery highlights the unique role that Kasseem Dean is attempting to carve out as collector of Black art.
A two-part exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery sheds light on relatively obscure works by the master photographer, from colorful fashion imagery to portraits of Muhammad Ali, Helen Frankenthaler, and others.
If there ever was one American psychic space, soul, or ethos, it forked a long time ago into divergent streams you can see in this show.
CHICAGO — Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison, two of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists, shared a vision of what it meant to be black in the US.
When Life magazine sent Gordon Parks to document the daily lives of three black families living in Alabama, it was 1956, during the Montgomery bus boycott.
“And who else is there?” A staff member at a well-known photo festival and I were nearing the end of an awkward conversation.
Few magazines disseminated the American Dream as widely as Life did in the years following the Second World War.