Pastor Ledbetter, Chicago, Illinois, 1953
20 x 16 inch silver gelatin print
Humanitarian photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was born into segregated Kansas in 1912. A fellowship chronicling extreme poverty and social conditions for the Farm Security Administration, under the mentorship of Roy Stryker, informed his developing, expressive style. Gordon Parks also worked as a filmmaker and memoirist, breaking color boundaries across the board. He captured arresting images highlighting deeply problematic oppression and...