Gordon Parks was one of the seminal figures of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many of the most important aspects of American culture from the early 1940s up until his death in 2006, with a focus on race relations, poverty, Civil Rights, and urban life. In addition, Parks was also a celebrated composer, author, and filmmaker who interacted with many of the most prominent people of his era-from politicians and artists to celebrities and athletes.


The New York Times / Lens:
Gordon Park's Harlem Family Revisited / 5 March 2013
The Washington Post /
Iconic Gordon Parks photos show shades of gray in American race relations / 2 May 2013
Huffington Post /
Gordon Park's 100th Birthday / 30 November 2012
The New York Times / Lens:
Gordon Parks: ‘A Lasting Love’ / 27 September 2012
The New York Times / Arts:
Gordon Parks, a Master of the Camera, Dies at 93 / 8 March 2006
The New York Times / Lens:
A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images / 16 July 2012