Posts Tagged: Gordon Parks

On Suffering and Sympathy

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What is the distance between sympathy and action? How do we travel from one to the other?

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Harlem Is Nowhere

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A new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago takes visitors through the collaborative efforts of writer Ralph Ellison and photographer Gordon Parks: In some ways, their collaboration is akin to a great songwriting duo… One handles the music, the other lyrics, and there’s never something that comes completely first. They understood that the sum […]

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History in Color

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At Hyperallergic, Chris Cobb explores new photography exhibits featuring over 200 color photos from a recently rediscovered collection by Gordon Parks. The collection dates from 1956, when Parks was commissioned by LIFE magazine to capture the day-to-day of black families in segregated Alabama. Only about thirty of the original 200+ color photos ever made it into the magazine.

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