Gordon Parks, Off on My Own (Harlem is Nowhere)

“Gordon Parks (American, 1912-2006), Off on My Own (Harlem, New York), 1948. Gelatin silver print. The Art Institute of Chicago, Amanda Taub Veazie Acquisition Fund, 2016.125. © The Gordon Parks Foundation. From “Harlem is Nowhere,” a collaborative project between Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison.”

Gordon Parks captures the humanity and diversity of life in Harlem, NYC.

Gordon Parks Exhibit
Interview with Gordon Parks 2000

A Must See: Posing Beauty in African American Culture

This a short piece on how we can see the joy and inspiration of how identity is formed and celebrated.

“Curator, photographer, and historian Deb Willis breakthrough exhibition, “Posing Beauty in African American Culture,” has been travelling for over 10 years. It’s based on her book “Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present,” featuring snapshots, documentary photographs, and works by artists, all exploring beauty in Black culture.”

Article: Elinor Cahn: Photographer and Poet of East Baltimore in the 1970s

Elinor Cahn: Photographer and Poet of East Baltimore in the 1970s https://flip.it/6uu61v

Photography Exhibits at MoMA & The Met

The Met – The New Women Behind the Camera

“The New Woman of the 1920s through the 1950s was a powerful expression of modernity, a global phenomenon that embodied an ideal of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. During this tumultuous period shaped by two world wars, women stood at the forefront of experimentation with the camera and produced invaluable visual testimony that reflects both their personal experiences and the extraordinary social and political transformations of the era.”

50 Photographs by 50 Photographers

Incredible 160-year-old Civil War era photos Restored, Enhanced, and Colorized


Steve McCurry: The Complications of Photography – WhoWhatWhy

Steve McCurry: The Complications of Photography – WhoWhatWhy

Check out “10 Stories from Africa by Photojournalists” on Flipboard

10 Stories from Africa by Photojournalists https://flipboard.com/@phoblographer/10-stories-from-africa-by-photojournalists-itdpt50nefj1opkg?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Article: Leica ad reminds us of the importance of photography in documenting history

Leica ad reminds us of the importance of photography in documenting history https://flip.it/Nx7Luh

The Art of Fashion – Albert Watson

Documentary on Albert Watson.

“The 15 minute full length documentary of Master Photographer, Albert Watson shooting the legendary Neiman Marcus Fall 2010 ‘Art of Fashion’ campaign.”

Do Now: Neither Black Nor White in the Mississippi Delta


This gallery contains 6 photos.

Do Now:  Read the NY Times photo essay Neither Black Nor White in the Mississippi Delta and clearly describe the images below in three individual sentences using photographic compositional terms. Be prepared for peer-to-peer and class share-outs. Take time to look at the … Continue reading