Gordon Parks

When did this artist grow up?

Born into poverty and segregation in Kansas in 1912, Parks was drawn to photography as a young man when he saw images of migrant workers published in a magazine.

Significant event

His 1948 photo essay on the life of a Harlem gang leader won him widespread acclaim and a position as the first African American staff photographer and writer for Life Magazine, then by far the most prominent photojournalist publication in the world.

Overall Meaning?

His photos are to bring awareness to social issues, such as rascism

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