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Gordon Parks. Alabama, 1956. 2009 Jul 24

Photo taken in Alabama, 1956 by Gordon Parks:


Gordon Parks was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film Shaft.


blogged this at 5:45am in 2009 in July. The 24th was a Friday. You are reading this 11 years later. Comment. There are 3 comments Tweet. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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looking to purchase a print of the photo that has a mother and daughter in dresses with a sign that says “colored entrance”

I’m sorry Michael, I don’t know. The man took a LOT of photos in his life. I can’t find a place that sells that print after some searching.

I suggest you contact the Gordon Parks Foundation.

I know where to find this piece, feel free to contact me by replying here. I will receive a notification that you have.

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