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DATE 7/1/2015

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

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Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

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No Problem

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Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

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Both Sides of Sunset

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DATE 6/5/2015

Agnes Martin

DATE 6/5/2015

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DATE 6/4/2015

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Dennis Hopper: Drugstore Camera

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Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

DATE 7/1/2015

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

"What I want, what I am, what you force me to be, is what you are." This headline begins a remarkable text by Gordon Parks', published alongside his cover photoessay for the March 8, 1968 issue of Life magazine, reproduced here from Steidl's 2013 Studio Museum exhibition catalog, Gordon Parks: Harlem Story. Parks continues, "For I am you, staring back from a mirror of poverty and despair, of revolt and freedom. Look at me and know that to destroy me is to destroy yourself. You are weary of the long hot summers. I am tired of the long hungered winters. We are not so far apart as it might seem. There is something about both of us that goes deeper than blood or black and white. It is our common search for a better life, a better world. I march now over the same ground you once marched. I fight for the same things you sill fight for. My children's needs are the same as your children's. I too am America. America is me. It gave me the only life I know—so I must share in its survival. Look at me. Listen to me. Try to understand my struggle against your racism. There is yet a chance for us to live in peace behind these restless skies."

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

DATE 6/29/2015

Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series

Panel 14 from Jacob Lawrence's 60-panel masterpiece, the Migration Series, was captioned by the artist in 1941: "Among the social conditions that existed which was partly the cause of the migration was the injustice done to the Negroes in the courts." As relevant today as it was more than half a century ago, this seminal document of racial injustice is on view through September 7 at MoMA, after which it travels to the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC. For those who cannot travel to see the show in person, the book, reviewed this weekend in the New York Times Book Review, should be required reading for every American. Reviewer Isabel Wilkerson marvels at Lawrence's ability to "so thoroughly inhabit something so large at so young an age and, through lived experience and focused devotion, become not only an artist but a documentarian, a sociologist and a historian, able to see past the midpoint of the movement into the present day. His final panel accurately predicted that the migration would continue. And his first panel, a depiction of migrants rushing toward trains destined for 'Chicago,' 'New York' and 'St. Louis,' seems prophetic in the age of Ferguson."

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites

DATE 6/29/2015

Gillian Laub: Southern Rites

In Southern Rites, photographer Gillian Laub's provocative 12-year visual study of Mount Vernon, Georgia's struggle to confront longstanding issues of race and equality, Keyke Burns is quoted on the issue of segregated proms: "Every year there’s like one mixed couple and they are always welcome at our prom. But there’s no way Siarria was allowed to take Kent to the white prom. White girls can be friends with black boys, but if they have relationship with a black guy they’ll be disowned or their car will be taken away. A girl in my grade had just gotten a new car her senior year. Her momma kept coming to my daddy because he’s the police chief, asking him to keep her away from this black dude’s house. My daddy was like, ‘Well she’s eighteen, you can’t make her come home, you can’t control who she dates, you can’t call the police on her anymore. She’s grown now.’ This girl got her car taken away and kicked out of the house. She is on her own now with no money, no car. I think that’s what scares people the most around here. They don’t want to lose all the privileges they get. I guess I don’t blame them. I want a nice car too." Featured image is of Siarria and Kent outside the black prom, 2008.

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No Problem

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