Alison Jacques Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Massachusetts.
The exhibition examines the early years of Parks’ career as he made a name for himself as an influential photographer. His compelling depictions of the civil rights movement, as well as his observations of Black American life in general, made him a key figure in what author Richard Wright termed “the new tide” of African Americans who were fighting for racial equality in the 1940s.
Through some 150 photographs, as well as rare magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, and books, the show examines Parks’ development as an artist and the pioneering work he carried out across the first decade of his career.
Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation.
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