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Gordon Parks' Photo Essay On 1950s Segregation Needs To Be Seen Today

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“I choose my camera as a weapon against all the things I dislike about America- poverty, racism, discrimination.” ~Gordon Parks

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Gordon Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photographic essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft. Wikipedia

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Untitled, New York 1956

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Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks for Life Magazine.

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Gordon Parks. Parks took this photo of a worker in the Washington DC office building of the Farm Security Administration on his first day of work there. Parks later worked for Life Magazine and wrote, directed and composed the music for the film "The Learning Tree." He describes taking this photo in his first autobiography.

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