Gordon Parks, ‘Outside Looking In, Mobile, Alabama’, 1956, Print, Archival pigment print, Adamson Gallery
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Gordon Parks

Outside Looking In, Mobile, Alabama, 1956

Archival pigment print
34 × 34 in
86.4 × 86.4 cm
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Washington
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Segregation Series
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Gordon Parks
American, 1912–2006
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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.”

Gordon Parks, ‘Outside Looking In, Mobile, Alabama’, 1956, Print, Archival pigment print, Adamson Gallery
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About the work
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Foundation Authentication Stamp
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Segregation Series
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The Gordon Parks Foundation
Gordon Parks
American, 1912–2006
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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.”

Gordon Parks

Outside Looking In, Mobile, Alabama, 1956

Archival pigment print
34 × 34 in
86.4 × 86.4 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Washington
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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