Gordon Parks : Segregation Story

Sunday, I was very excited to go see the Gordon Parks: Segregation Story exhibit at the High Museum of Art. The exhibit is a beautiful collection of photo taken by Gordon Parks in the late 1950s. Parks, Life magazine’s first African American photographer, was sent on an assignment to Alabama. There, he followed the Thornton family as they endured the segregation and discrimination in the south. Through his photographs he tried to undo racial stereotypes by documenting positive accounts of working families doing normal activities. His assignment was not at all well received in Alabama. Through harassment and persecution, Parks captured many picture that are now on display at the High Museum of Art.




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