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The Photography of Gordon Parks, Renaissance Man

Presented by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI

Sep 12 2023
The Photography of Gordon Parks, Renaissance Man

Gordon Parks, American Gothic, Washington, D.C., 1942, gelatin silver print. Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Acquired through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

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Gordon Parks was one of the 20th century’s premier photographers and photojournalists. His work was marked by a keen artistic eye as well as a deep sense of compassion for his subjects. These qualities are on full display in many of his works, including the photograph American Gothic, Washington, D.C., which is part of the KIA’s permanent collection. Parks was also a noted author, film director, composer, and painter. Parks’ achievements are all the more remarkable when contextualized ... view more »


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