Virtual Talk: The Life and Work of Gordon Parks

Wednesday 29 July 2020, 6pm BST

To coincide with our current exhibition Gordon Parks: Part One (1 July - 8 August 2020), Mark Sealy and Paul Roth will discuss the life and work of Gordon Parks.


Mark Sealy has been Director of London-based photographic arts institution Autograph ABP since 1991. He is interested in the relationships between photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. Sealy’s critically acclaimed book, Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time, was published in 2019 by Lawrence and Wishart. His PhD was awarded by Durham University, England and focused on Photography and Cultural Violence.

Paul Roth is Director of the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto, Canada. He previously served as Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and as Executive Director of The Richard Avedon Foundation. Since 1990, he has organised (or helped organise) more than 100 museum exhibitions and film programmes. Roth is co-author and co-editor of four books about Gordon Parks, including Gordon Parks: The Flávio Story (Steidl, 2018) and Gordon Parks: Collected Works (Steidl, 2012).