"segregation series" by gordon parks

Gordon Parks "Segregation Series"

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Gordon Parks "Segregation Series"

The Gordon Parks Foundation recently found more than 70 unpublished photographs by Gordon Parks at the bottom of an old storage box, wrapped in paper and marked as 'Segregation Series'. "These never before series of images not only give us a glimpse into the everyday life of African Americans during the 50′s but are also in full color, something that is uncommon for photographs from that era." (via sliceoflife)

So powerful. The last one, especially, just breaks my heart.

We have certainly come a long way but there is still more to be done.

Read more about these photographs from The New York Times' blog here.

All photos by Gordon Parks, courtesy of The Gordon Parks Foundation

4 comments:

  1. Wow, powerful images. And to think there are still so much prejudices that persist today that 50 years from now we'll look back and think, "Wow, how backwards were we?"

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    1. I know, right? I wonder what people will think of us 50 years from now. :)

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  2. Amazing find. These are so thought-provoking.

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    1. Thanks, Sally. I'm glad you liked it.

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