American Gothic, Washington, D.C., 1942 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Harlem Rooftops, Harlem, New York, 1948 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Red Jackson, Harlem, New York, 1948 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Comtesse Alain de la Falaise, Paris, France, 1949 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Ingrid Bergman at Stromboli, Stromboli, Italy, 1949 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

The Invisible Man, Harlem, New York, 1952 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Emerging Man, Harlem, New York, 1952 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, White Plains, New York, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Cocoon Cape, New York, New York, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thornton, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Store Front, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

At Segregated Drinking Fountain, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Mother and Children, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Outside Looking In, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, Mobile Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Black Classroom, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Children at Play, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, Mobile, Alabama, 1956 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Duke Ellington Listening to Playback, Los Angeles, California, 1960 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

James Galanos Chiffon Fashion, Hollywood, California, 1961 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Malcolm X at Rally, Chicago, Illinois, 1963 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, Washington, D.C., 1963 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Boy with June Bug, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1963 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Lane in Fort Scott, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1963 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1963 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Untitled, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1963 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Watering Hole, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1963 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Muhammad Ali in Training, Miami, Florida, 1966 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Muhammad Ali, Miami, Florida, 1966 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

Eldridge Cleaver and His Wife, Kathleen, Algiers, Algeria, 1970 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

GORDON PARKS: An American Lens

March 23 – May 31, 2013

GORDON PARKS: An American Lens

March 23 - May 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday March 23, 2013, 6 - 8 PM

A selection of photographs from one of the legendary figures in twentieth century American photography.

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.

Press

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
Washington City Paper / Arts Desk: Reviewed: Gordon Parks at Adamson Gallery /
3 April 2013
Huffington Post /
Gordon Park's 100th Birthday / 30 November 2012
The New York Times / Arts:
Gordon Parks, a Master of the Camera, Dies at 93 / 8 March 2006
The New York Times / Lens:
Gordon Parks: ‘A Lasting Love’ / 27 September 2012
The New York Times / Lens:
A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights Images / 16 July 2012