6 - 8pm, Thursday 26th Mar
Alison Jacques Gallery presents an exhibition of works by the pioneering American photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006), in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation. This exhibition is the first solo show of Parks' work to be held in London for over twenty-five years.
Parks created some of his most pivotal pictures at Life magazine during his two-decade tenure at the internationally renowned news magazine. From 1948, Parks contributed unique photo-essays that explored race relations, social justice, civil rights and urban life.
This exhibition focuses on three defining stories, Segregation in the South (1956), Black Muslims (1963) and Muhammad Ali (1966-1970), which initially appeared in the magazine. This ten-year period formed a critical moment in Parks' career, coinciding with the burgeoning civil rights movement.
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