American Gothic, Washington, D.C., 1942From the series ‘Government Work’
Gordon Parks Biography Humanitarian photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was born into segregated Kansas in 1912. Gordon Parks' photography style developed from a fellowship chronicling extreme poverty and social conditions for the Farm Security Administration, under the mentorship of Roy Stryker. Gordon Parks also worked as a filmmaker and memoirist, breaking color boundaries across the board. He captured arresting images highlighting...