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Gordon Parks: Image into Word

Presented by: National Gallery of Art

This workshop explores the photographs of Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) through creative writing. Drawing upon the exhibition Gordon Parks: The New Tide, 1940–1950, on view from November 4, 2018, to February 18, 2019, teachers will consider Parks’s use of photography as a narrative device while engaging in writing activities inspired by his work. During this formative decade of his sixty-year career, Parks worked as a portraitist and fashion photographer for magazines such as Life and Ebony. He also made documentary images for the Federal Government and more candid photojournalistic narratives which sometimes probed America’s racial, social, and economic divide. Writing activities can be used across disciplines and can be adapted to different grade levels.

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Time: 4:00PM

Length: 3 Hours

Discipline/Focus: Visual Arts

Grades: All

Please look for an email from Julie Springer (J-SPRINGER@nga.gov) for more information regarding specific location.

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