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Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation/Carnegie Museum of Art

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Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / 110 bw.

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STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46

Edited by Dan Leers. Text by Philip Brookman, Mark Whitaker, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Eric Crosby.

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Class, race and labor in a Pittsburgh plant: a rarely seen series by Gordon Parks

By 1944, Gordon Parks had established himself as a photographer who freely navigated the fields of press and commercial photography, with an unparalleled humanist perspective. That year, Roy Stryker—the former Farm Security Administration official who was now heading the public relations department for the Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)—commissioned Parks to travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to document the Penola, Inc. Grease Plant.
Employing his signature style, Parks spent two years chronicling the plant’s industry—critical to Pittsburgh’s history and character—by photographing its workers. The resulting photographs, dramatically staged and lit and striking in their composition, showed the range of activities engaged in by Black and white workers, divided as they were by roles, race and class. The images were used as marketing materials and made available to local and national newspapers, as well as corporate magazines and newsletters. However, they served as much more than documentation of industry, enduring as an exploration of labor and its social and economic ramifications in World War II America by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Featuring more than 100 photographs, many previously unpublished, this is the first book to focus exclusively on Parks’ photographs for the Standard Oil Company, illuminating an important chapter in his career prior to his landmark career as a staff photographer for Life.
Gordon Parks was born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1912. 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. In addition to his tenures photographing for the FSA (1941–45) and Life magazine (1948–72), Parks evolved into a modern-day Renaissance man, finding success as a film director, writer and composer. He died in 2006.


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Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46

STATUS: Forthcoming | 2/1/2022

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GORDON PARKS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46

GORDON PARKS: PITTSBURGH GREASE PLANT, 1944/46

Edited by Dan Leers. Text by Philip Brookman, Mark Whitaker, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Eric Crosby.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9783969990056
USD $48.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 2/1/2022
Forthcoming


Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

GORDON PARKS: THE ATMOSPHERE OF CRIME, 1957

Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., Glenn D. Lowry. Text by Nicole Fleetwood, Bryan Stevenson.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958296961
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 6/16/2020
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali

GORDON PARKS: MUHAMMAD ALI

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9783958296190
USD $55.00
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 2/11/2020
Active | Out of stock


Gordon Parks: The New Tide

GORDON PARKS: THE NEW TIDE

STEIDL/GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

ISBN: 9783958294943
USD $65.00
| CAN $92

Pub Date: 11/20/2018
Active | Out of stock


Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

GORDON PARKS: THE FLAVIO STORY

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958293441
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 5/22/2018
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: I Am You

GORDON PARKS: I AM YOU

Edited with text by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Felix Hoffman.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/C/O BERLIN

ISBN: 9783958291829
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | Out of stock


Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

INVISIBLE MAN: GORDON PARKS AND RALPH ELLISON IN HARLEM

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

ISBN: 9783958291096
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 6/28/2016
Active | Out of stock


Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

GORDON PARKS: SEGREGATION STORY

Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Brett Abbott. Introduction by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Text by Maurice Berger.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869308012
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 2/28/2015
Active | Out of stock


Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305301
USD $185.00
| CAN $250

Pub Date: 11/30/2012
Active | Out of stock


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
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

GORDON PARKS: A HARLEM FAMILY

Edited by Thelma Golden, Elizabeth Gwinn, Lauren Haynes. Foreword by Raymond J. McGuire.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869306025
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 1/15/2013
Active | Out of stock



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