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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 t...

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."

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Celebrate Gordon Parks

AP | Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The State Museum is marking the 100th birthday of photographer Gordon Parks with an exhibit of his works. The show opening on Jan. 26...

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.