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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


Shaft (1971), Gordon Parks

“Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex machine to all the chicks?”. Ναι, είναι ο Shaft. Ίσως θα έπρεπε να εγκαινιάσω το site με μια κριτική για το Lady Snowblood λόγω ονόματος αλλά όχι. 56 more words


#91, we need the NEA and NEH to know how to imagine ourselves as a nation

This #100hardtruths was shared with me by my friend and mentor, Laura Wexler, the esteemed feminist scholar of photography and Principal Investigator of the NEH-supported Photogrammar Project: 1,331 more words


Gloucester's FisherMan at the Wheel original custom landscape chain design needs repair

The landscape chain design encircling the site of the world famous Leonard Craske Man at the Wheel sculpture is lovely and simple. The repeating rings are an aesthetic choice and practical. 72 more words

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