Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. Wikipedia

Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. Wikipedia

1950s photos about segregation that need to be seen today

Gordon Parks' Photo Essay On 1950s Segregation Needs To Be Seen Today

Gordon Parks - Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948;  Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks - Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948; Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks Photos of Poverty | Life and death in Harlem: Tragic photos that depict a family saved ...

Life and death in Harlem: Tragic photos that depict a family saved from 60s slums... before their father accidentally killed two of them

Gordon Parks Photos of Poverty | Life and death in Harlem: Tragic photos that depict a family saved ...

The Invisible Man, Harlem, New York, 1952 | Gordon Parks

This 1950s Photo Essay On Racism In America Is As Relevant As Ever

Gordon Parks. Parks took this photo of a worker in the Washington DC office building of the Farm Security Administration on his first day of work there. Parks later worked for Life Magazine and wrote, directed and composed the music for the film "The Learning Tree." He describes taking this photo in his first autobiography.

Gordon Parks. Parks took this photo of a worker in the Washington DC office building of the Farm Security Administration on his first day of work there. Parks later worked for Life Magazine and wrote, directed and composed the music for the film "The Learning Tree." He describes taking this photo in his first autobiography.

Untitled, New York 1956...like the color. it's faded, washed out, and fits the "scene." also like the dress and how it bells out into the middle of the frame/shot. very "british"--it evokes a time and place...

Untitled, New York 1956

Untitled, New York 1956...like the color. it's faded, washed out, and fits the "scene." also like the dress and how it bells out into the middle of the frame/shot. very "british"--it evokes a time and place...

Gordon Parks - Malcolm X holding up Black Muslim newspaper., Harlem, New York, 1963

Gordon Parks - Malcolm X holding up Black Muslim newspaper., Harlem, New York, 1963

When Life magazine sent Gordon Parks to document the daily lives of three black families living in Alabama, it was 1956, during the Montgomery bus boycott.

When Life magazine sent Gordon Parks to document the daily lives of three black families living in Alabama, it was 1956, during the Montgomery bus boycott.

Gordon Parks, American, 1912-2006; Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948; Gelatin silver print, printed later; Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks, American, 1912-2006; Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948; Gelatin silver print, printed later; Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation

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