Photography by Gordon Parks and Toni Parks
The exhibition features the work of GORDON PARKS and his daughter and fellow photographer TONI PARKS.
A noted photographer, Gordon Parks was also an activist, writer and filmmaker, as well as one of the first African-American photographers to work for Life magazine and one of the first African-Americans to direct a Hollywood film. He also co-founded Essence magazine.
Toni Parks was a photographer who lived most recently in the U.K. and was a member of Kamoinge, a New York based group of African-American photographers, established in 1963.
Featuring photographs from the College’s own collection, this show touches on issues that Gordon and Toni Parks address in their black and white and color prints, which collectively span more than 50 years.
February 20 – June 12, 2016