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Gordon Parks

[African-American Photographer, 1912-2006]

• Subject matter:  Specializes in Photojournalism.
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Original works by Gordon Parks available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteU.S. Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Over 1,000 photographs by Gordon Parks, created for the U.S. Farm Security Administration

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Information about a 2007 exhibition

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago

Philadelphia Museum of Art   NEW!

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Kansas

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Masters of Photography

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Gordon Parks Center, Fort Scott Community College, Kansas

Photo District News Online
"Legends Online"

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Gordon Parks  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Resource Library Magazine
Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks (Norton Museum of Art)

Resource Library Magazine
Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks (Michael C. Carlos Museum)

Gordon Parks at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1964 interview from the Oral History project

The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
Several appearances by Gordon Parks

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Half Past Autumn: A Retrospective

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Choice of Weapons


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