“The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and the unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.” – Gordon Parks
Any photographer, or person remotely interested in photography should be excited for this new exhibit honoring the legendary Gordon Parks, Gordon Parks: 100 Years.
The groundbreaking photographer, filmmaker, composer and writer, who died at age 93 in 2006, would have celebrated his 100th birthday this November.
To commemorate his life and artistic achievements, New York City’s International Center of Photography is displaying more than 50 of his most memorable pieces including photographs that documented the civil rights era and America’s struggles with racism, urban and rural poverty and politics.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Parks worked at the photo desk of Life Magazine, where he snapped timeless images of the segregated South, gangs in Harlem and iconic civil rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Panthers.
His works remain significant social statements, and the Gordon Parks Foundation and photography institutions across the country, including ICP, work to preserve his legacy and immense talent.
Exhibition Dates: Now through May 5, 2013
Tue – Thu: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue) at 43rd Street near Bryant Park
New York, NY 10036