The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will debut a new exhibition; “Gordon Parks: 100 Moments” in Harlem in mid-July. Gordon Parks, the photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer who passed away in March, 2006 at the age of 93 was the quintessential renaissance man.
“Gordon Parks: 100 Moments celebrates a photographer who transformed the visual story of America with his ever-questioning lens, highlighting—in particular—the significance of Parks’s photographs from the early 1940s.
100 Moments focuses on Parks’ photographic practice of documenting African Americans in Harlem and Washington, D.C., during a pivotal time in U.S. history.”
“Gordon Parks was one of the seminal figures of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many of the most important aspects of American culture from the early 1940s up until his death in 2006, with a focus on race relations, poverty, Civil Rights, and urban life. In addition, Parks was also a celebrated composer, author, and filmmaker who interacted with many of the most prominent people of his era—from politicians and artists to celebrities and athletes.”
Gordon Parks: 100 Moments
July 12. 2012 – December 01. 2012
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Latimer/Edison Gallery
(515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037)
Also, Parks’ long time friend, fine arts photographer and abstract expressionist, Adger Cowans, will have a presentation, “A Personal Point of View” next weekend.
“Gordon Parks: A Personal Point of View is a presentation by Adger Cowans, the distinguished fine arts photographer and abstract expressionist. Cowans will discuss his personal collection of photos of Gordon Parks, while providing a deeper look at the life, work, and legacy of his longtime friend.”
Gordon Parks: A Personal Point of View
Saturday, July 14th 2012, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Free registration required via phone & online
212 – 491 – 2040 & http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3849439778
Learn more about the exhibition: http://bit.ly/KYpubN
& the presentation: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/node/172400
Map & Directions: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/64/directions