Saturday, October 11, 2008

Gordon Parks Featured at Delaware Art Museum

Parks' version of American Gothic

A new exhibit featuring the work of Gordon Parks, one of the premier documentary photographers of the 20th Century, is taking place at the Delaware Art Museum.

Gordon Parks, who passed way in 2006, was Life Magazine's first, black, staff photographer/writer. He is also remembered as a film director. 1971's feature film, Shaft, is one of Parks' best-known films.

Parks' career spanned many genres of photography. Although he was best known as a photojournalist, his portfolio includes images as diverse as photos of gang warfare and Black Panther meetings in Harlem to haute coutoure fashion for Vogue to landscapes and still life photography.

Here's a YouTube video celebrating Parks' work. I couldn't embed it as embedding is disabled, but here's the link. Enjoy!

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