A New Home for Hundreds of Photographs by the Legendary Gordon Parks via Atlas Obscura [Shared]

A New Home for Hundreds of Photographs by the Legendary Gordon Parks – Atlas Obscura

A New Home for Hundreds of Photographs by the Legendary Gordon Parks via Atlas Obscura [Shared]

INDIVIDUALLY, THE PHOTOGRAPHS GORDON PARKS produced during his long and storied career are iconic: Ella Watson, Park’s own American Gothic, posed stoically in front an American flag with a broom and a mop; Muhammad Ali, up close, his head bowed in contemplation; an unnamed Black family in Shady Grove, Alabama, waiting for ice cream at the “colored” window. But taken together, says curator Melissa Barton, the impact is overwhelming. “It is so moving to be able to see all these photographs all at once,” she says. “It’s so powerful.”

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