Gordon Parks – A Harlem Family 1967

I just wanted to sign off on this wonderful book by stating that I don’t think that anything I say will add to what John Mason has already said so eloquently here. The book contains prints of a great many of the plates that Parks took for the photo essay that appeared in the Life magazine editionMarch 8 1968; it also carries a reprint of the article as it appeared on the day. There are no other words by Parks, none are needed. It is a hugely moving testimony to one man’s work to bring to the world’s attention (and principally to the American public’s attention) the plight, the wrong, that was being inflicted on it’s own population. A wonderful but disturbing book


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