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Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks by Maren Stange

Author: Maren Stange
Book title: Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks
ISBN10: 8876248021
ISBN13: 978-8876248023
Publisher: Skira (March 20, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 112
Size PDF: 1330 kb
Size FB2: 1112 kb
Size ePUB: 1982 kb
Rating: 4.7 ✯
Votes: 834
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides

Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks by Maren Stange

Novelist, memoirist, poet, film director, choreographer, and musician, Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was renowned as a man of many talents. He is best known as a photographer, a career he took up in the 1930s. Starting with fashion and portraiture, he honed his skill and his passion for documenting social ills working for the New Deal's Farm Security Administration. During World War II he became the first black photographer employed by the War Office of Information. After the war, he became Life magazine's first black staff photographer and established an international reputation publishing images and photo-essays that helped transform and liberalize American society by informing Americans about the plight of the urban poor. Maren Stange, an authority on documentary photography, provides an introduction to his work, surveying his career and analyzing the distinguished qualities of his compelling images. This catalog accompanies the traveling exhibition organized by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University.
Reviews (4)
top notch
I bought this for my husband (then boyfriend) as a house warming gift. The purpose was to have a conversational coffee table book. Its such a beautiful collection of photographs and story snippets. We've enjoyed it so much that it no longer looks like a glossy coffee table read. So... we bought another! :-)
I bought this as a gift for a friend for her birthday! The shipper sent news clippings with it. She loves it. I paid $172 for it and received it in a timely manner. I am not sure if it was brand new as listed, but it looked ok.
nice book

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