Researching these photographers’ was hard to pick from until I researched Gordon Parks. There are many reasons why I chose this artist. One because he documented Civil rights movement, did not know of any African American photographers, and his photos were raw.
Gordon Parks papers, Summary Correspondence, speeches, writings, film scripts, notes, project proposals, contracts, production material, financial records, and other papers documenting Parks's career as a writer, photographer, and producer and director of films. Includes drafts of The Learning Tree (1963) and Flavio (1978) as well as film.
Parks’ essay, originally published in Voices in the Mirror during the 1990’s, adopts an evocative tone in order to appeal to the incognizant rich to persuade them to take action against the destitution of the citizens of Catacumba.
Gordon Parks effectively introduces his essay named “Flavio’s Home” which originally pertains to his “Voices in the Mirror” published in 1990. This journal entry was written in memory of a young boy named Flavio; who struggled day and night trying to keep his entire family alive in a remarkably poor environmental situation.
Gordon Parks was one of the most groundbreaking figures in 20th century photography. His photojournalism during the 1940s to the 1970s reveals important aspects of American culture, and he became known for focusing on issues of civil rights, poverty, race relations and urban life.
Photographer Gordon Parks and writer Ralph Ellison wanted to offer corrective views of African American life in the popular press. This led them to collaborate on the 1948 essay “Harlem is Nowhere.” The text of the essay focused on the Lafargue Clinic, the first non-segregated psychiatric clinic in New York.
Untended and scattered with natural debris and emerging weeds, outdated and tired recreation grounds look even more forlorn. Taken by drone in mostly flat light, they read as flat painterly Mondrian style designs, but with an atmosphere of forlorn forgottonness.
Gordon Parks was a self-taught photographer, writer, composer, and filmmaker. Parks is remembered as the first African American photographer who worked for Vogue and Life magazines, best known for his documentary photojournalism of the 1940s through 1970s. He notably captured iconic images of the civil rights movement, investigating important turning points in inner cities.