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Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks

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Mrs. Jefferson, Fort Scott, 1949 Gelatin Silver Print © Gordon Parks
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Muhammad Ali, 1970 Cibachrome © Gordon Parks
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
April 24th, 2009 - June 28th, 2009

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http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu
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Suburbs
EMAIL:  
block-museum@northwestern.edu
PHONE:  
847-491-4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue, Sat-Sun 10-5; Wed-Fri 10-8
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photography

DESCRIPTION

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.