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Roy Stryker and the accidental avante garde

I’ve just started a course in the History of Photography at the Photographers’ Gallery in London and the first lecture threw up some fascinating insights into Walker Evans and his relationship with the FSA’s famed and feared managing editor Roy Stryker. 813 more words

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Marilyn and Billy to Receive Gordon Parks Award

Oct. 3, 2014–Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. will be receiving the “Gordon Parks Award” at the 11th annual Gordon Parks Celebration and Dinner. “We are extremely excited that artists of this caliber are our honorees this year,” said Gordon Parks Center Director Jill Warford, “Everyone will remember them from their days with The 5th Dimension and the many popular songs for which they are known.They also have television, film, and stage successes, along with a wonderful spiritual message.” Gordon Parks was the renown photographer, musician, writer and filmmaker.  129 more words

The Ladybug is a Photogenic Lovebug in Verona: Visiting the Gordon Parks Photography Expo

There are really a few cities in Italy that have a magic sound to me: cities I go to because I am a victim of their enchanting sound and atmosphere. 230 more words


The Stories of Standard Oil

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 Sol Libsohn, U.S. 22, Pennsylvania, 1945 (153.1983)

After a rather abrupt ending of funding for the photographic project of the Farm Security Administration, Roy Stryker accepted another challenge: he would lead a documenting project that would improve the public image of the New Jersey based company… 302 more words

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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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