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Gordon Parks: I Am You: Selected Works 19341978 Hardcover – November 22, 2016
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In the end, to understand these works in relationship to each other, as “Gordon Parks: I Am You” has done, is to grasp the collective brilliance of the artist’s work ― the power of his imagery, which depicted people of all races in multiple media, to influence a broad national and international audience. (Maurice Berger New York Times Lens Blog)
Parks’s persistence makes us proud in 2017; the photographer loved his country, the world, and its people, and he challenged us to do better. But at the same time, looking at these pictures now comes with a lingering pang and the understanding that not all has been resolved. Those evils he battled― racism, inequality, poverty, violence― remain today. (Ellyn Kali Feature Shoot)
This extraordinary collection of images captures an America suffering from racial segregation and crippling poverty after the Second World War. (Charlie Moore Daily Mail Online)
[This] new book celebrates the breadth of photographer and film-maker Gordon Parks’s work, including his images of a racially divided south in the 1960s, his fashion work for Life and Vogue, and the heartbreaking poverty of a Harlem family. (The Guardian)
Parks understood that photography possessed the power to change the way we see and understand the world by speaking a language entirely its own. (Miss Rosen Crave)
an astounding book displaying the remarkable photographic talents of Gordon Parks (Richard Rivera New York Journal of Books)
…groundbreaking portraits taken throughout his career at Vogue and Life. (Lena Rawley New York Magazine, The Cut)
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