1950s photos about segregation that need to be seen today

Gordon Parks' Photo Essay On 1950s Segregation Needs To Be Seen Today

Gordon Parks often explored the effects of hatred, bigotry and poverty — subjects he knew firsthand from his childhood. (Photo: Gordon Parks, via The Gordon Parks Foundation)

Gordon Parks: 'A Lasting Love'

Gordon Parks often explored the effects of hatred, bigotry and poverty — subjects he knew firsthand from his childhood. (Photo: Gordon Parks, via The Gordon Parks Foundation)

Gordon Parks Photos of Poverty | Life and death in Harlem: Tragic photos that depict a family saved ...

Life and death in Harlem: Tragic photos that depict a family saved from 60s slums... before their father accidentally killed two of them

Gordon Parks Photos of Poverty Life and death in Harlem: Tragic photos that depict a family saved .

killerbeesting* Gordon Parks, Untitled, Shady Grove, Alabama, 1956

Untitled, Alabama, 1956 Gordon Parks: Segregation Story - Exhibitions - The Gordon Parks Foundation

Gordon Parks, "Boy with June Bug, Kansas, 1963". I like the simplicity of this photo and how the rich colors compliment the boy's rich chocolate skin.

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Gordon Parks, "Boy with June Bug", Fort Scott, Kansas, 1963

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Ingrid Bergman attracts curiosity of local women in the village where she is on location for the film "Stromboli".

“I choose my camera as a weapon against all the things I dislike about America- poverty, racism, discrimination.” ~Gordon Parks

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was an African American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft.

Gordon Parks, “Ondria Tanner and Her Grandmother Window-shopping, Mobile, Alabama,” (1956), Archival Pigment Print, 30 × 30 inches (all images courtesy the Gordon Parks Foundation and Salon 94, New York)

Gordon Parks, “Ondria Tanner and Her Grandmother Window-shopping, Mobile, Alabama,”

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