"I chose my camera as a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all forms of social wrongs.” ……“the camera is not meant just to show misery. You can show things that you like about the universe…. It's capable of doing both." -Gordon Parks
May 18, 2012–January 6, 2013
A public art installation presented by ICP and The Gordon Parks Foundation.
The window installation of three screens is viewable from outside the museum 24 hours a day for free to the public.
On view from May 18, 2012–January 6, 2013, the 20-foot-by-13-foot photo mural will feature Emerging Man, one of Parks’ iconic images captured in Harlem in 1952. Three video screens will display his stunning images, which explore such issues as urban and rural poverty, racism and prejudice, politics, and the historic Civil Rights Movement.
Here are a few related links:
- Celebrating the Life of Photographer Gordon Parks - ABC News
- News for Gordon Parks 100th Birthday
- Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.: Happy 100th Birthday, Gordon Parks
- Images for Gordon Parks 100th Birthday
- LIFE Gordon Parks | LIFE.com