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The Films of Gordon Parks

January 12 – March 8

Best known as a groundbreaking photographer, Gordon Parks was also a prolific and influential filmmaker. This series of films and videos contextualizes Parks’s early interest in the power of motion pictures, highlights his own film productions, and explores his influence on new generations of filmmakers and artists from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day. Programmed in conjunction with the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940 – 1950. Special thanks to the Gordon Parks Foundation.

image from The Learning Tree (1969)
courtesy Warner Bros./Photofest

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Related Exhibition

Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950
November 4, 2018 – February 18, 2019
West Building, Ground Floor, Outer Tier

About the Artist

Parks, Gordon
American
, 1912 - 2006

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