Gordon Parks paved the way for a lot of African-Americans in the areas of photography and film. He was the first African-American to work at LIFE magazine and to direct a feature length movie, the popular Shaft.
His most famous work though, may arguably be this photographic series he did for LIFE, titled Segregation Story. You must have seen a few of these images around the web, but didn’t know who created them. These images were shot in 1956 in Alabama, USA. They are powerful.
To see more of Gordon Parks’ work, visit The Gordon Parks Foundation
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