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Less Talk... This Sunday Morning!

Photo Credit: Gordon Parks’ American Gothic. Portrait of government cleaning woman Ella Watson. Date, August 1942.


How the Class of 1958 Celebrated ‘Gay Schooltime Memories’

The haircuts are different and the hemlines are shorter, but the 1958 graduating class at Long Island’s Hempstead High was as ready for a taste of freedom as today’s outgoing high school seniors are. 191 more words

Gordon Parks: The Segregation Story

I was lucky yesterday to notice that an important exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art will conclude on June 21. I hopped in my truck and hurried over. 657 more words

Writing And Art That I Like

Acclaimed photographer’s story is an inspiration to struggling writers

I recently went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to an exhibition of the work of Gordon Parks, one of the most celebrated photographers of all time. 258 more words


Art Book Review: "A Harlem Family", Gordon Parks

“I got fed up with hearing all these people, even Negroes, ask, “Why are those people rioting?”  My personal project was to show them why.  You have to know what they go through before you can understand why all the violence takes place…”

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May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965

“Truth is on the side of the oppressed.” — Malcolm X
“So early in my life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.” ― Malcolm X… 29 more words


"The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer."

“The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.”

– Gordon Parks, American, photographer, musician, writer, film director


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