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Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006
Reviewed by: Alice S., Librarian, Art, Music & Recreation Dept.
Call Number: 770.914 P252-16
In 1957, Gordon Parks, the first African-American staff photographer at Life magazine (and at that time still the only African-American staff photographer at Life) was sent on assignment to photograph “Crime in the U.S.,” accompanying police officers on their beats and visiting locations such as prisons, hospitals, and morgues in four major U.S. cities (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles).  Over the course of six weeks he took 300 color photographs, although only twelve were eventually published in Life in its September 9, 1957 issue (and several of those were cropped).Read Full Review

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