For Black History Month I will be highlighting African-American artists who inspire creativity and beauty as catalyst of thought, reflection and emotion.
The challenge in these posts will be to select a single image that captures the essence of their work!
With Gordon Parks it is hard to distill a lifetime of music, photography, and film direction into a single piece, but Parks’ photography is nothing short of remarkable. I love “Emerging Man” (1952), as Parks’ photographic career evolved in many ways from portraiture to working for Vogue and Life magazine. The camera cuts to the core of his subjects in a haunting way. It’s incredible.
4 thoughts on “Artist a Day Challenge No. 2: Gordon Parks”
Love Gordon Parks! Recently re-watched the documentary on him. So many amazing images to choose from.
Melanie, thanks for commenting! Yes, his work is amazing, I need to add a book of his work to my collection!
Great photograph. I am ashamed that I hadn’t heard of Gordon Parks before – I have just been looking at some other photographs he had taken – all amazing.
Hi Artelogical! There’s so much beauty an talent out there to enjoy. His photography and history was so amazing. Glad that you enjoyed his work!