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Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

Exhibition Detail
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks
Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


April 24th, 2009 - June 28th, 2009
 
Mrs. Jefferson, Fort Scott, Gordon ParksGordon Parks, Mrs. Jefferson, Fort Scott,
1949, Gelatin Silver print
© Gordon Parks
Muhammad Ali, Gordon ParksGordon Parks, Muhammad Ali,
1970, cibachrome
© Gordon Parks
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Experience iconic images of the 20th century, from moving photographs chronicling the devastating grip of poverty and the arduous struggle for civil rights to powerful portraits of social and cultural leaders and figures such as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Leonard Bernstein, all captured through the camera lens of pioneering African American artist Gordon Parks (1912–2006).

A celebrated film director, author, poet, composer, as well as photojournalist, the barrier-breaking Parks selected the 73 photographs in this exhibition as his most powerful imagery before his death.


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