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Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation

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Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 208 pgs / 105 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2022 p. 17   

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Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

By Gordon Parks. Edited by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr, Michal Raz-Russo. Text by Maurice Berger, Dawoud Bey, Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

An expanded edition of Parks’ classic account of race relations in America, with previously unpublished images and texts

This expanded edition of Gordon Parks: Segregation Story includes around 30 previously unpublished photographs, as well as enhanced reproductions created from Parks’ original color transparencies; newly discovered descriptions Parks wrote for the photographs; a manuscript of film-developing instructions and captions Parks authored with Samuel F. Yette; previously published texts by the late art historian Maurice Berger and the esteemed journalist and civil rights activist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; and a new essay by artist Dawoud Bey.
After the photographs were first presented in a 1956 issue of Life magazine, the bulk of Parks’ assignment was thought to be lost. In 2011, five years after Parks’ death, the Gordon Parks Foundation found more than 200 color transparencies belonging to the series. In 2014 the series was first published as a book, and since then new photographs have been uncovered.
In the summer of 1956, Life magazine sent Gordon Parks to Alabama to document the daily realities of African Americans living under Jim Crow laws in the rural South. The resulting color photographs are among Parks’ most powerful images, and, in the decades since, have become emblematic representations of race relations in America. Pursued at grave danger to the photographer himself, the project was an important chapter in Parks’ career-long endeavor to use the camera as a weapon for social change.
Gordon Parks (1912–2006) 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. He 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). Parks died in 2006.


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Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power

GORDON PARKS: STOKELY CARMICHAEL AND BLACK POWER

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON

ISBN: 9783969990940
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Pub Date: 9/27/2022
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Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

GORDON PARKS: SEGREGATION STORY

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ISBN: 9783969990261
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Pub Date: 9/27/2022
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Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46

GORDON PARKS: PITTSBURGH GREASE PLANT, 1944/46

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9783969990056
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Pub Date: 6/28/2022
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Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

GORDON PARKS: THE ATMOSPHERE OF CRIME, 1957

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958296961
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Pub Date: 6/16/2020
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Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali

GORDON PARKS: MUHAMMAD ALI

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

ISBN: 9783958296190
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Pub Date: 2/11/2020
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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
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Pub Date: 5/22/2018
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Gordon Parks: I Am You

GORDON PARKS: I AM YOU

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/C/O BERLIN

ISBN: 9783958291829
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Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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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
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Pub Date: 6/28/2016
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Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305301
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Pub Date: 11/30/2012
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Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

GORDON PARKS: THE MAKING OF AN ARGUMENT

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307213
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Pub Date: 10/1/2013
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Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

GORDON PARKS: A HARLEM FAMILY

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869306025
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Pub Date: 1/15/2013
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