SOURCE: Places Journal
Gordon Parks's Photos Show the Labor Keeping Weapons of World War II Greased
Gordon Parks's photographs showed the humanity of the workers in the nation's massive war mobilization, notably at a Pittsburgh grease plant.
SOURCE: JStor Daily
The Photographers Who Captured the Great Depression
Intended as a promotional program for New Deal agricultural programs, the Farm Security Adminstration's sponsorship of Gordon Parks, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and other photographers sparked an aesthetic revolution.
SOURCE: New York Times
And in the Beginning, There Was Gordon Parks
"What astounded the actor Richard Roundtree about Parks when he was cast to play a suave and unflappable Harlem detective — and, in a sense, the first Black superhero — in “Shaft,” was how closely the character resembled the director himself."
SOURCE: The Guardian
'His Work is a Testament': The Ever-Relevant Photography of Gordon Parks
"Deborah Willis, the chair of photography at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, has curated Parks’s work in over 30 exhibitions. She says that the photographer was not only there to document everyday life during turmoil for many African Americans, but to give them hope."
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