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By Gordon Parks | Comments: ( 316 ) | Date: ( Oct 24, 2019 )

In September 1956, Life magazine published a photo essay by Gordon Parks entitled The Restraints Open and Hidden, which documented the everyday activities and rituals of one extended African American family living in the rural South under Jim Crow segregation One of the most powerful photographs depicts Joanne Thornton Wilson and her niece, Shirley Anne Kirksey, stanIn September 1956, Life magazine published a photo essay by Gordon Parks entitled The Restraints Open and Hidden, which documented the everyday activities and rituals of one extended African American family living in the rural South under Jim Crow segregation One of the most powerful photographs depicts Joanne Thornton Wilson and her niece, Shirley Anne Kirksey, standing in front of a theater in Mobile, Alabama, an image which became a forceful weapon of choice, as Parks would say, in the struggle against racism and segregation While 26 photographs were eventually published in Life and some were exhibited in his lifetime, the bulk of Parks assignment was thought to be lost In 2011, five years after Parks death, The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered than 70 color transparencies at the bottom of an old storage bin marked Segregation Series that are now published for the first time in Segregation Story.


  • Title: Gordon Parks: Segregation Story
  • Author: Gordon Parks
  • ISBN: 9783869308012
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life Magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft.Parks is remembered for his activism, filmmaking, photography, and writings He was the first African American to work at Life magazine, and the first to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film He was profiled in the 1967 documentary Weapons of Gordon Parks by American filmmaker Warren Forma Parks was also a campaigner for civil rights subject of film and print profiles, notably Half Past Autumn in 2000 and had a gallery exhibit of his photo related, abstract oil paintings in 1981 He was also a co founder of Essence magazine, and one of the early contributors to the blaxploitation genre.Parks also performed as a jazz pianist His first job was as a piano player in a brothel His song No Love, composed in another brothel, was performed over a national radio broadcast by Larry Funk and his orchestra in the early 30s He composed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 1953 at the encouragement of black American conductor Dean Dixon and his wife, pianist Vivian and with the help of composer Henry Brant In 1989, he composed and choreographed Martin, a ballet dedicated to civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.Beginning in the 1960s, Parks branched out into literature, writing The Learning Tree 1963 , several books of poetry illustrated with his own photographs, and three volumes of memoirs.In 1981, Parks turned to fiction with Shannon, a novel about Irish immigrants fighting their way up the social ladder in turbulent early 20th century New York Parks writing accomplishments include novels, poetry, autobiography, and non fiction including photographic instructional manuals and filmmaking books Parks also wrote a poem called The Funeral.Parks received over 20 honorary doctorates in his lifetime He died of cancer at the age of 93.



Comments Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

  • Stacy-Ann

    Great book and very, very powerful images.


  • leynes

    Ahhhh. I am so excited right now. Last week I decided to treat myself to this gorgeous volume of photography by Gordon Parks. I was made aware of his work, funnily enough, by Kendrick Lamar's music video Element in which he pays tribute to this important historical figure by recreating many of his famous photographs. Some of you may know that I am currently focusing on supporting black artists, primarily writers and musicians, but now we can add photographers to the mix (Jamel Shabazz, I am comi [...]


  • Bookforum Magazine

    "Segregation Story includes sixty photographs Parks made while working on the project. In many ways, they are even more powerful without any text, for words are like a small cup dipped into the deep well of these images, which are so rich in information–and, at times, in mystery." –Barry Schwabsky on Gordon Parks: Segregation Story in the April/May 2015 issue of Bookforum To read the rest of this review, go to Bookforum:bookforum/inprint/022_01


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  • Rhode

    Awesome! (Why is it always harder to describe the books you LOVE as opposed to the other ones?) Ok so, it's a book in three eloquent parts: 1. A full scale reproduction of a feature story on segregation in the South in LIFE Magazine's Sept 24, 1956 issue, plus the cover of that issue (which does not reference the story at all, which in turn becomes a subtle part of the story of course.)2. The photo plates - gorgeous four color reproductions - made by famed photographer Gordon Parks for possible [...]


  • Sally

    Although embedded in a time these photographs transcend time. Thanks to the Gordon Parks Foundation and the High Museum for keeping the legacy of Gordon Parks alive.


  • Global

    Brings a lot of issues home


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