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Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Gordon Parks was a self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer, and composer. He is best known for chronicling the African American experience in powerful, poetic photographs. Parks worked for the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information before becoming the first black staff photographer at Life magazine. He was the first black auteur to release a major Hollywood film, The Learning Tree (1969), and he later made Shaft (1971) and Shaft’s Big Score! (1972), films that defined the blaxploitation genre. Parks also cofounded Essence magazine. In his photographs, Parks captured both the rich and famous and marginalized communities, especially his own. “I saw that the camera could be a weapon against . . . all sorts of social wrongs,” he said. “I knew at that point I had to have a camera.”

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), J. Paul Getty Museum
Selected exhibitions
2021
Gordon Parks: Home in the WildernessRhona Hoffman Gallery
2020
Gordon Parks: This Land Is Your LandRhona Hoffman Gallery
2019
Gordon Parks: The Flávio StoryJ. Paul Getty Museum
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Airline Terminal, Atlanta, Georgia, 1956

Archival pigment print
11 × 14 in
27.9 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 15
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Medium
Signature
Foundation Authentication Stamp
Image rights
© The Gordon Parks Foundation

Considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Gordon Parks was a self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer, and composer. He is best known for chronicling the African American experience in powerful, poetic photographs. Parks worked for the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information before becoming the first black staff photographer at Life magazine. He was the first black auteur to release a major Hollywood film, The Learning Tree (1969), and he later made Shaft (1971) and Shaft’s Big Score! (1972), films that defined the blaxploitation genre. Parks also cofounded Essence magazine. In his photographs, Parks captured both the rich and famous and marginalized communities, especially his own. “I saw that the camera could be a weapon against . . . all sorts of social wrongs,” he said. “I knew at that point I had to have a camera.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), J. Paul Getty Museum
Selected exhibitions (3)
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