Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

In 1956, during his time as a staff photographer at LIFE magazine, Gordon Parks went to Alabama to shoot what would become one of the most important and influential photo essays of his career. Parks shot over 50 images for the project, however only about 20 of these appeared in LIFE. The rest of the transparencies were presumed to be lost during publication - until they were rediscovered in 2011, five years after Parks’ death. The photographs are now being exhibited for the first time and offer a more complete and complex look at how Parks’ used an array of images to educate the public about civil rights.
Nicholas Metivier Gallery