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Richmond, VA: Dining and Dashing Around the 2016 Jazz Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival ran from August 11th to the 14th, in venues around town and culminated at the lush 100-acre Maymont Park with a two-day outdoor fest.

The Importance Of Photography In The Fight For Civil Rights

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts

Some images are difficult to ignore. The dashboard camera footage of Sandra Bland's arrest, three days before her wrongful death in prison. The still ...

A Friendship Between Two 1960s Photographers Highlights Art's Power To Spark Change

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.22.2016 | Arts

In the early 1960s, Gordon Parks was working as an editorial magazine photographer for Life magazine. By this point, the influential artist from Kansa...

Gordon Parks' Photo Essay On 1950s Segregation Needs To Be Seen Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.03.2015 | Arts

In the American South in the 1950s, black Americans were forced to endure something of a double life. In and around the home, children climbed trees a...

How To Talk To Kids About Racism In America -- With A Picture Book

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts

How do you start a conversation with children on America’s legacy of racial injustice? You tell them the story of an artist who confronted segregati...

How A Friendship With Muhammad Ali Resulted In Some Of The World's Best Sports Photography

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts

On September 9, 1966, Life magazine featured a story on Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., the rising boxing star who'd recently changed his name to a monik...

Gordon Parks' Never-Before-Seen Photos Of 1950s Segregation

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts

Gordon Parks was only a teenager when he left his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. The youngest of 15, Parks chose to make a living for himself after h...

This 1950s Photo Essay On Racism In America Is As Relevant As Ever

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts

Going to church. Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the l...

'This Is The Story Of A Black Man'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

"This is the story of a black man," director Gordon Parks says, staring into the camera. "Look at him and know that to destroy him is to destroy yours...

The Black Photographer: Race and Photography (a Conversation With Brent Lewis)

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Suchitra Vijayan

"I have a reason to do this. I represent a branch of people. When I go somewhere, I represent them. They are not just a story. They know I care, because their story is my story. The light that they are cast on, gets cast on me. I have a responsibility."

On Gordon Parks 100th Birthday, A Note From A Family Friend

Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.

Throughout his life -- as a child, as a young black man and as a photographer unafraid to broach difficult subjects and go where others feared -- Gordon endured, and witnessed, terrible things. But he never stopped working.

Happy 100th Birthday, Gordon Parks!

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

Today is the centennial birthday of influential American artist, Gordon Parks. The photographer, musician, writer and filmmaker, known for his strikin...

PHOTOS: Gordon Parks' 1940s Work Shows Black And White Reality

The Huffington Post | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- This week marks the passing of celebrated photographer Gordon Parks, who died in March 2006 at the age of 93. Parks is recognized fo...

Fashion Flashback: The Black Vogue Covers (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices

Yesterday Vogue magazine announced the launch of its complete digital archive--every page from every issue since 1892. That adds up to an astoundi...

Elaine Kaufman Threw My Check Book in My Face and I Will Miss Her

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Elaine Kaufman, a hub for loneliness and networking, fueled forty years of fond memories. Her passing signifies the end of an era.

Movie Review: Secretariat

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Just as you'd imagine with a family-targeted movie about a horse, Randall Wallace's Secretariat is awash in sentimentality. The lump in your throat is as pro forma as the popcorn.

Great Houses of New York: River House, the Best Address, Part IV

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

As late as 1970 no apartment sale in New York had ever exceeded $1,000,000. At today's River House, indeed, there is none for less.