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New York State Museum presents Gordon Parks 100 Moments

New York State Museum presents Gordon Parks: 100 Moments an exhibition on view January 26, 2013 – Sunday, May 19, 2013 in the Photography Gallery.

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments celebrates a photographer who transformed the visual story of America with his ever-questioning lens, highlighting—in particular—the significance of Parks’s photographs from the early 1940s. 100 Moments focuses on Parks’s photographic practice of documenting African Americans in Harlem and Washington, D.C., during a pivotal time in U.S. history. These photographs were taken when both cities were going through significant changes—arising from post-WW II urban migration, the expansion of the black press, concern for children’s education, and entrenched segregation and economic discrimination.

This exhibition is on loan from The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and showcases several works from its Photographs and Prints Division. Guest curator Deborah Willis is a Professor of Photography and Imaging and Africana Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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