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Gordon Parks' Photo Essay On 1950s Segregation Needs To Be Seen Today

1950s photos about segregation that need to be seen today

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Gordon Parks - Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948; Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

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Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Harlem, 1948, Gordon Parks

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Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. Wikipedia

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“I choose my camera as a weapon against all the things I dislike about America- poverty, racism, discrimination.” ~Gordon Parks

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Gordon Parks (1912-2006) - American photographer, musician, writer and film director. Photo by David Fahey

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Gordon Parks, Frustrated, Chicago, IL, 1957

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Gordon Parks. Parks took this photo of a worker in the Washington DC office building of the Farm Security Administration on his first day of work there. Parks later worked for Life Magazine and wrote, directed and composed the music for the film "The Learning Tree." He describes taking this photo in his first autobiography.

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Help Unravel a Gordon Parks Southern Mystery

The image is striking: A stone-faced African-American woman in a spotless maid’s uniform cradles a white toddler while a stylishly dressed white woman sits nearby. Gordon Parks took the picture at the Atlanta airport in the spring of 1956. (Photo: Gordon Parks)

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Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

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