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Revisiting Gordon Parks' Classic Photo Essay, 'Harlem Gang Leader'

“Harlem Gang Leader” introduced Gordon Parks to America. LIFE magazine, which published the photo essay in its Nov. 1, 1948, issue, had every reason to be proud of the man it called “a young Negro photographer.” He had, it said, spent “four hectic weeks” exploring the world of Red Jackson, the 17-year-old leader of the Midtowners, a gang in Harlem, making hundreds of photographs. 1,145 more words

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Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks used the camera as his weapon of choice against what he hated most in the universe, racism, intolerance, and poverty. Many of the people Parks grew up with ended up in prison or murdered. 690 more words

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10 Essential African-American Photographers

Thomas Allen Harris’ documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People will be playing at New York’s Film Forum through September 9. 1,052 more words


Gordon Parks’ “American History”, or Why Style Can’t Be Taught

Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Ingrid Bergman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Gould, Paul Newman: some of the most iconic portraits of celebrities, artists and human rights activists of the 20th century were taken by a self-taught photographer born into poverty and segregation in Kansas. 470 more words


Photographer: Gordon Parks - A Harlem Family

In March 2013, Christina and I were visiting New York City. While there we took a train north to visit the Harlem Studio Museum where there just happened to be an exhibition of Gordon Parks’s project “A Harlem Family.” It was a very fortunate coincidence for me as that project was an inspiration for my thesis work in… 46 more words


Great Inspiration - Gordon Parks

Hi everybody,

Long time no talk….. Hope everyone’s week has started very well.

Today I’d like to share one of the great photographers whose work inspires me a lot – Gordon Parks… 50 more words

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