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.
IMG_1924.JPG

IMG_1898.JPG

IMG_1922.JPG

IMG_1884.JPG

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s