Said@Duke: John Edwin Mason on Work of Gordon Parks

Part of the Said@Duke: 2019-2020 Series
“His photographs speak as powerfully as any words James Baldwin put on paper.” — Photographer/historian John Edwin Mason

Historian and photographer John Edwin Mason talked about his work-in-progress, a book about 20th century African-American photographer, writer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, which will analyze Parks' LIFE Magazine photo essays on race and poverty. Duke’s Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies and Center for Documentary Studies co-sponsored the event.

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