Group show: Gordon Parks in 'LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography', Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

22 February - 21 June 2020


Gordon Parks features in LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography, at Princeton University Art Museum. The show offers an in-depth look at the photography featured in Life magazine throughout its weekly run from 1936 to 1972, examining how the magazine’s use of images fundamentally shaped the modern idea of photography in the United States.


From the Great Depression to the Vietnam War, the vast majority of the photographs printed and consumed in the United States appeared on the pages of illustrated magazines. Other than Parks, the show features photographers including Margaret Bourke-White, Larry Burrows, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Dandridge and W. Eugene Smith.


The exhibition runs until 21 June before travelling to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Please check the Princeton University Art Museum website for information regarding the temporary closure of exhibitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.