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How Gordon Parks made the camera his weapon, changing America forever.
"Gordon Parks: Collages by Peter Beard" honors the work of a Civil Rights era artist and an early environmental advocate.
"I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera."
Weatherford and Christoph, though, pay homage to the artist in a different way: not with flashy performances but by translating
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“Gordon Parks: Segregation Story" will be on view from November 15, 2014 until June 7, 2015 at The High Museum in Atlanta
"This is the story of a black man," director Gordon Parks says, staring into the camera. "Look at him and know that to destroy
"I have a reason to do this. I represent a branch of people. When I go somewhere, I represent them. They are not just a story. They know I care, because their story is my story. The light that they are cast on, gets cast on me. I have a responsibility."
Throughout his life -- as a child, as a young black man and as a photographer unafraid to broach difficult subjects and go where others feared -- Gordon endured, and witnessed, terrible things. But he never stopped working.
In 1948, Parks produced a photographic essay that focused on a young gang leader in Harlem, earning the photographer a staff
Parks is recognized for many talents beyond his photography. He was a novelist, journalist, activist and film director. I
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