Monday, October 8, 2012

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was a multitalented African American photographer who, at various times in his life, was also musician, writer and film director (he directed the groundbreaking film "Shaft" in 1971).

A woman and her dog in the Harlem section, 1943
 American Gothic, 1942

 Anacostia, D.C. Frederick Douglass housing project. A dance group, 1942

 Anacostia, D.C. Frederick Douglass housing project. Mother and her daughter, 1942

 Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College. "Queenie," a National Youth Administration student who expects to get a job in a Connecticut defense plant after her training, 1943

 Daytona Beach, Florida. Bethune-Cookman College. Students on the agricultural school farm feeding chickens, 1943

 Daytona Beach, Florida. Students in the home economics class, 1943

 Daytona Beach, Florida. Young boy on his front porch, 1943

 New York, New York. Harlem newsboy, 1943

 Southfields, New York. Interracial activities at Camp Nathan Hale, where children are aided by the Methodist Camp Service. First aid, 1943

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 Washington, D.C. Mrs. Ella Watson, a government charwoman, dressing her grandchildren, 1942
[the same woman in the "American Gothic" portrait above]
Washington, D.C. Negro children in the front door of their home, 1942

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