Gordon Parks - 1956. I chose this photo because I feel it may have been an important piece of history and culture during the Civil Rights era. This photograph tells us how things were for blacks in history and shows great composition in terms of the history of photography.
Evening wraps in New York, 1956. Gordon Parks's photographs suggested that he caught his subjects off guard and midaction, as if they were waiting for a bus, in the middle of a shopping trip or expecting a lunch date. Parks captured these casual moments with a sense of intimacy and awareness. The viewer imagined the moment, which was framed dramatically, as if part of a narrative. (Photo: Gordon Parks, courtesy the Gordon Parks Foundation)