Studio Museum in Harlem’s Tribute to Iconic Artist Gordon Parks


Gordon Parks lived twenty lifetimes, a veritable renaissance man whose artistic output spanned photography, film, writing, and music.

On Friday, June 28 from 7-9pm, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All Stars, celebrate this legacy by performing to a selection of photographs, Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Parks shot the Fontenelle family for Life magazine. An arresting portrayal of U.S. poverty, the photographs chronicle the family’s experiences.

The interactive concert asks audience members to identify various sounds of the city, or family life. Images from the original essay as well as several unpublished ones —some which have never been displayed publicly—are included within the exhibition, according to the Studio Museum in Harlem. If you are in New York City this a not-to-miss event!

Emelda De Coteau
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  1. This exhibit celebrates the photographer, filmmaker, musician and writer Gordon Parks. One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Parks focused on a wide range of subjects, including race relations and poverty, while accepting assignments in photojournalism and fashion photography. The exhibition features 30 photographs of Harlem’s Fontenelle family that Parks shot for Life magazine.

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