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Untitled (Outside the Liberty Theater)

Gordon Parks—best known as a photojournalist , but also active as a filmmaker, poet, novelist, and musician—once described his camera as a "weapon against poverty and racism." Parks began a decades long career at Life magazine in 1948, where he gained a reputation for his sensitive...

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Inscription

verso: Life photography stamp, dated June 7 1950 and notations GPar822

Provenance

Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY; G.W. Einstein Co., New York; 2002 sold to MFA

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

© Gordon Parks

1949

Dimensions

Image/Sheet: 34.2 x 23.4 cm (13 7/16 x 9 3/16 in.) Mat: 50.8 x 40.5 cm (20 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2002.110

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Collections

Photography

Classifications

Photographs