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Richard Roundtree is SHAFT (1971)

Celebrating a birthday today is the ultra-cool Richard Roundtree, a suave actor who made his mark as private eye John Shaft in Gordon Parks’ 729 more words

Classic Movies

Single-Minded. Dior AW17 Couture

Looking at Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s time-line at Dior, which started about a year ago, one thing’s sure – she doesn’t care about the critics and suggestions of others. 221 more words


Video Review: Kendrick Lamar "ELEMENT"

In the ocean, a drowning Kendrick Lamar raises his hand above the waves.

A fight between several African-American men occurs. A crowd of men film it with their phones. 503 more words

Music Video

Kendrick Lamar Paid Homage to the Iconic Images of Photojournalist Gordon Parks With His 'Element' Video

Kendrick Lamar‘s striking new music video for his track “Element” is a meditation on the complexities, struggles, and triumphs of the black experience in America, something that was further emphasized by his earnest homage to the images of… 234 more words

Mrs. Ella Watson

“My first photograph of was unsubtle. I overdid it and posed her. Grant Wood style, before the American flag, a broom in one hand, a mop in the other, staring straight into the camera… I follower her for nearly a month- into her home, her church, and wherever she went.”

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20th Century History

A Choice of Weapons

I read Gordon Parks’s biography 15 years ago. I was teaching in the South Bronx at the time, and was holed up in the disheveled, musty book room trying to find a book to teach my Sophomores. 271 more words

Gordon Parks: "I am you" | Selected works 1942-1978

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

16 Jun – 6 Sep 2017

Gordon Parks –  I Am You. Selected Works 1942-1978 presents the work of a fabulous storyteller. Parks carved out a place for underexposed topics during a turbulent time in the United States. 271 more words