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PUBLISHER
Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation/Minneapolis Institute of Art

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 192 pgs / 53 color / 83 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2024 p. 5   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783969992517 TRADE
List Price: $65.00 CDN $95.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

TERRITORY
NA ONLY

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 01/06/24–06/23/24

Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 01/06/24–06/23/24

Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 01/06/24–06/23/24

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STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART

Gordon Parks: American Gothic

Gordon Parks and Ella Watson

Edited with text by Casey Riley, Philip Brookman. Text by Melanee C. Harvey, Hank Willis Thomas, Salamishah Tillet, Deborah Willis.

Gordon Parks: American Gothic

An expansive look at one of the greatest American photo series

Gordon Parks’ 1942 portrait of government worker Ella Watson, American Gothic, is among the most celebrated photographs of the 20th century. The photograph not only connects the intimacy of one person’s life with a national state of affairs but also engages with a larger history of American images by referring to and reinterpreting Grant Wood’s celebrated 1930 painting of the same name. Created as part of an extensive collaboration between the photographer and his subject, it is at once a record of one woman’s position within the racial, professional and economic hierarchies that stratified the nation’s capital and Parks’ visual reckoning with the realities of living in racially segregated Washington, D.C.
Through his work with Watson—a custodian in the government building where he worked—Parks composed an intimate portrait of Black life by focusing on everyday activities, from work routines to family meals and church services. The resulting photographs trace a remarkably intimate portrait of Watson as a multidimensional figure, cherished by her community and vitally important within the civic sphere. American Gothic: Gordon Parks and Ella Watson provides a comprehensive overview of this pivotal series of photographs, including more than 50 images—some never before published—and additional archival material.
Gordon Parks (1912–2006) was an acclaimed American photographer and film director prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism, particularly in issues of civil rights and poverty. His many photographic series include his iconic photos of poor Americans during the 1940s (taken for the Farm Security Administration Program) and his photographic essays for Life magazine. He directed the films Shaft, Shaft’s Big Score and the semiautobiographical The Learning Tree.


Gordon Parks: American Gothic

STATUS: Forthcoming | 4/23/2024

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GORDON PARKS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Gordon Parks: Born Black

GORDON PARKS: BORN BLACK

Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation

ISBN: 9783969992289
USD $65.00
| CAN $88

Pub Date: 5/7/2024
Forthcoming


Gordon Parks: American Gothic

GORDON PARKS: AMERICAN GOTHIC

Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation/Minneapolis Institute of Art

ISBN: 9783969992517
USD $65.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 4/23/2024
Forthcoming


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
USD $50.00
| CAN $68

Pub Date: 9/27/2022
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

GORDON PARKS: SEGREGATION STORY

Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation

ISBN: 9783969990261
USD $65.00
| CAN $88

Pub Date: 9/27/2022
Active | In stock


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
USD $65.00
| CAN $88

Pub Date: 6/28/2022
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

GORDON PARKS: THE ATMOSPHERE OF CRIME, 1957

Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation

ISBN: 9783958296961
USD $50.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 6/16/2020
Active | Out of 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 | Out of stock


Gordon Parks: I Am You

GORDON PARKS: I AM YOU

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: 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 | Out of stock


Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

GORDON PARKS: A HARLEM FAMILY

Steidl

ISBN: 9783869306025
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

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