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Joe Rosenthal’s photograph, shot on Feb. 23, 1945, has become a symbol: As U.S. Marines of the 28th Regiment, 5th Division, raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima, the Associated Press photographer was at the ready, capturing the moment that would come to define America’s victorious stand in World War II. 200 more words
Gordon Parks. Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1952. The Art Institute of Chicago, anonymous gift. Courtesy the Art Institute of Chicago.
What’s tragic about the ongoing shootings of African-Americans by some police and others — besides the deaths in and of themselves, and the recalcitrance of congressmen bought off by the National Rifle Association to take firearms off the streets — is the ongoing separation from American society that this scourge signifies. 375 more words
A forgotten portfolio, back for our viewing and reading pleasure a book offering the photography and writing of two giants, briefly reviewed here:
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"Harlem Is Nowhere," an Artistic Collaboration Between Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison, on Display at Art Institute of Chicago Until August 28
I’ve been fortunate to see a number of photos by the wonderful black American photographer Gordon Parks, earlier this year at the ‘Outsiders’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario – the AGO – and this weekend at the University of Toronto’s Art Museum. 132 more words