13 Stories That Captured Photography in 2018 – The New York Times[contentcards url=”https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/lens/best-stories-photography-2018.html”]
Ella Watson: The Empowered Woman of Gordon Parks’s ‘American Gothic’ – The New York Times[contentcards url=”https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/lens/ella-watson-the-empowered-woman-of-gordon-parks-american-gothic-.html”]
A Fresh Look at Gordon Parks’ Photo Essay “Harlem Gang Leader” – Feature Shoot[contentcards url=”https://www.featureshoot.com/2017/11/a-fresh-look-at-gordon-parks-photo-essay-harlem-gang-leader/”]
Gordon Parks’s Harlem Argument – The New York Times
Gordon Parks’s Harlem Argument
Fresh from assignments at Vogue and Glamour in 1948, Gordon Parks appeared one morning at Life’s New York headquarters, determined to show his portfolio to Wilson Hicks, the magazine’s esteemed picture editor. Mr. Hicks was initially reluctant, but he warmed to Mr. Parks’s work and the story he pitched about the gang warfare then plaguing Harlem.
Photographer Gordon Parks returned home to Kansas to retrace his childhood and find classmates, 24 years after leaving – The Washington Post
Photographer Gordon Parks returned home to Kansas to retrace his childhood and find classmates, 24 years after leaving
Throughout his illustrious career, photographer Gordon Parks would don many hats that would take him all around the world. From photographer to director, writer to author, songwriter to composer, Parks established himself as a Renaissance man of the 20th century. But it would be the pull of nostalgia and the need to retrace childhood memories that would bring Parks back to his home town of Fort Scott, Kan., 24 years after he left.
Gordon Parks’ Return to Fort Scott | American Photo
Gordon Parks’ Return to Fort Scott
Rarely seen photographs from an unpublished LIFE article intertwine the story of the Great Migration with Parks’ personal history
‘Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument’
Link: Slide Show: ‘Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument’ : The New Yorker
“Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument,” a recently released book and concurrent exhibition presented by The Gordon Parks Foundation and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is a critical examination of this assignment, after which Parks became Life’s first African-American staff photographer.
A Five-Volume Overview of Gordon Parks’s Life Work from Steidl
Link: A Five-Volume Overview of Gordon Parks’s Life Work from Steidl – NYTimes.com
Though he was quite famous for being a filmmaker and the first African-American photographer for Life magazine, until this year, the 100th anniversary of his birth, most of his photographs, except for a few iconic images, were not widely known. That’s changing this week as the publisher Gerhard Steidl’s famed presses print “Gordon Parks: Collected Works,” a comprehensive five-volume collection of Mr. Parks’s photographs.
Gordon Parks’s Alternative Civil Rights Photographs
Link: Gordon Parks’s Alternative Civil Rights Photographs – NYTimes.com
While 20 photographs were eventually published in Life, the bulk of Mr. Parks’s work from that shoot was thought to have been lost. That is, until this spring, when the Gordon Parks Foundation discovered more than 70 color transparencies at the bottom of an old storage box, wrapped in paper and masking tape and marked, “Segregation Series.”
Empathetic Portraits of a Segregated NationLens Blog:
And now we get to sample the result in a gem of a book, “Fields of Vision: The Photographs of Gordon Parks,” just published by the Library of Congress and the Giles publishing house. It presents 50 of Mr. Parks’s F.S.A. photos from the library’s holdings. The editor, Amy Pastan, has found many fine photographs that have rarely been seen.
Tribute to Gordon ParksFrom The Digital Journalist, a series of remembrances and photo galleries on the late photographer Gordon Parks: We at The Digital Journalist want to acknowledge that with his death on March 7th of this year not only has photography lost a giant, but so too has humanity, so we offer in this issue a mix of his work and recollections from people who knew him well and loved him for it. Here.
The Web This MorningArtist- Michael Slack Game Art – I am 8 bit Photography – Preparations for Khmer Rouge trials, Cambodia, by John Vink, Magnum Photos NYT – The Wild Web of China NYT – Gordon Parks, Master of the Camera, Dies at 93