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Steidl/Gordon Parks Foundation/National Gallery of Art

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Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 304 pgs / 42 color / 126 bw.

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EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, 11/04/18–02/18/19

Andover, MA
Addison Gallery of Art, 02/01/19–04/26/20

Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Museum of Art, 03/16/19–06/09/19

Fort Worth, TX
Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 08/31/19–12/29/19

Published to accompany the critically acclaimed traveling exhibition currently on view at the National Gallery of Art (en route to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum and Addison Gallery through 2020), The New Tide: Early Works 1940-1950 brings together photographs and publications made during the first and most formative decade of Gordon Parks' 65-year career. Reviewed in The New York Times, AnOther Magazine, PDN and The Globe and Mail, among other venues, it is one of Teju Cole's Best Photo Books of 2018 for The New York Times: "In great detail, we are taken through Parks’ first decade of independent work, and see how he evolved from portraiture and fashion to the social documentary for which he became widely celebrated. It’s a pleasure to see how, even in the early work, Parks’s eye is unerring… The catalog is as accomplished for the photographs it reprints as it is for its many fine essays on Parks, including those by Maurice Berger, Sarah Lewis, Deborah Willis and Philip Brookman, which contextualize Parks with the writers who mattered to him, Langston Hughes and Richard Wright among them."

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STEIDL/GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

Gordon Parks: The New Tide

Early Work 1940–1950

Edited by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip Brookman. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Earl A. Powell III. Introduction by Sarah Lewis. Text by Maurice Berger, Philip Brookman, Richard J. Powell, Deborah Willis.

"Boy in Doorway" (1941/42) is reproduced from 'Gordon Parks: The New Tide.'

The emergence of a social conscience in rarely seen images from Parks' formative years

Focusing on new research and access to forgotten pictures, The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 documents the importance of these years in shaping Gordon Parks' passionate vision. The book brings together photographs and publications made during the first and most formative decade of his 65-year career.

During the 1940s Parks' photographic ambitions grew to express a profound understanding of his cultural and political experiences. From the first photographs he published in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and his relationship to the Chicago Black Renaissance, to his mentorship with Roy Stryker and his breakthrough work for America's influential picture magazines—including Ebony and Life—this book traces Parks' rapid evolution from an accomplished, self-taught practitioner to a groundbreaking artistic and journalistic voice.


Gordon Parks was born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1912. An itinerant laborer, he worked as a brothel pianist and railcar porter, among other jobs, before buying a camera at a pawnshop, training himself and becoming a photographer. During his storied tenures photographing for the Farm Security Administration (1941–45) and Life magazine (1948–72), Parks evolved into a modern-day Renaissance man, finding success as a film director, writer and composer. The first African American director to helm a major motion picture, he helped launch the blaxploitation genre with his film Shaft (1971). He wrote numerous memoirs, novels and books of poetry, and received many awards, including the National Medal of Arts, and more than 50 honorary degrees. Parks died in 2006.

"Boy in Doorway" (1941/42) is reproduced from 'Gordon Parks: The New Tide.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New York Times

Maurice Berger

Gordon Parks — perhaps more than any artist — saw poverty as “the most savage of all human afflictions” and realized the power of empathy to help us understand it.

New York Times

James Estrin

A new book examines Gordon Parks’s transformation over the formative decade before his time as the first black staff photographer at Life magazine.

AnOther Magazine

Miss Rosen

[Gordon Parks: The New Tide] looks back at the groundbreaking first decade of his career, during which he rose to become the first African-American photographer at LIFE magazine.

PDN

A new exhibition and a companion catalogue, published by Steidl, looks at ten formative years in Parks’s career that laid the foundation for his creative output in social documentary, fashion photography, fiction and memoir.

Globe and Mail

Charts the evolution and social conscience formed in the breakthrough early years of Gordon Parks’s seven-decade career.

New York Times Magazine

Teju Cole

The catalog is as accomplished for the photographs it reprints as it is for its many fine essays on Parks, including those by Maurice Berger, Sarah Lewis, Deborah Willis and Philip Brookman, which contextualize Parks with the writers who mattered to him, Langston Hughes and Richard Wright among them.

Guardian

The early work of ground-breaking photojournalist Gordon Parks.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/22/2019

The work of Gordon Parks is, in fact, a celebration of Black History

The work of Gordon Parks is, in fact, a celebration of Black History

Featured image, “Charles White in front of his mural, ‘Chaos of the American Negro’” (1941), is reproduced from Gordon Parks: The New Tide, a collection of more than 150 early works by the irrepressible African-American photographer, filmmaker and composer. Other portraits include Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, Marian Anderson and Eleanor Roosevelt, in addition to a variety of American workers, society figures, fashion models and anonymous poor. This remarkable volume includes a wealth of archival materials, including letters, fellowship applications, magazine work, historical photographs from Parks’s early life and scholarly essays by such esteemed contributors as Philip Brookman, Sarah Lewis, Richard J. Powell, Deborah Willis and Maurice Berger, who quotes Parks: “I chose my camera as a weapon against all the things I dislike about America—poverty, racism, discrimination.” continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/11/2018

Holiday Gift Staff Pick 'The New Tide' presents Gordon Parks' early work, 1940–1950

Holiday Gift Staff Pick 'The New Tide' presents Gordon Parks' early work, 1940–1950

Best known for his searing LIFE magazine documentary photo essays on poverty and American civil rights, photographer, filmmaker, writer and musician Gordon Parks was also one of the twentieth century's great fashion photographers. Reproduced from The New Tide—published to accompany the National Gallery of Art's current exhibition—this photograph of Parks' wife, Sally Alvis Parks, a model and hat designer, was shot for the cover of the December 1947 Christmas issue of Chicago-based Circuit's Smart Woman magazine. Geared toward an African-American audience, Smart Woman was "designed to attract the new, postwar woman. [It was] intelligent, sharp, consumer-conscious, and geared to self-representation through fashion." See our complete 2018 Holiday Gift Guide here! continue to blog


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Gordon Parks: The New Tide

GORDON PARKS: THE NEW TIDE

STEIDL/GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

ISBN: 9783958294943
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Pub Date: 11/20/2018
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Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

GORDON PARKS: THE FLAVIO STORY

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958293441
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 5/22/2018
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Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958292628
USD $145.00
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Pub Date: 5/23/2017
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Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

GORDON PARKS: BACK TO FORT SCOTT

Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. Introduction by Isabel Wilkerson. Text by Karen Haas.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869309187
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
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Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

GORDON PARKS: THE MAKING OF AN ARGUMENT

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307213
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 10/1/2013
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