Photographer: Gordon Parks – A Harlem Family

gordon parks harlem family

In March 2013, I was visiting New York City, and I took a train north to visit the Harlem Studio Museum where there just happened to be an exhibition of Gordon Parks’s project “A Harlem Family.” It was a very fortunate coincidence for me as that project was an inspiration for my thesis work in Appalachia, in which I narrowed my focus on two specific families struggling with poverty. All of Parks’s work is incredible and influential, and the Harlem Studio Museum exhibition was eye-openingly beautiful and heartbreakingly honest, as can be seen in just this small edit of images.

gordon parks harlem family

gordon parks harlem family

gordon parks harlem family

gordon parks harlem family

gordon parks harlem family

One thought on “Photographer: Gordon Parks – A Harlem Family

  1. These are great, but some of yours are just as heart warming and show as well how people have to struggle through life. I guess I am a little prejudice and yes very proud of you. Besides, yours are easier for me to relate to since they occurred in WV. ________________________________

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