Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK Birthday

                                                                                                   Gordon Parks

I was raised in Mobile, Alabama. Today, on Martin Luther King's birthday, I happened upon a Gordon Parks photo - a true miracle.  “Ondria Tanner and Her Grandmother Window-shopping, Mobile, Alabama,” (1956).  Mr. Parks has captured the feel and texture of that time in Alabama.

This photo was taken at the entrance of my family's department store.

Segregation Story: Gordon Parks continues at Salon 94 Bowery (243 Bowery, Lower East Side, Manhattan) through January 17. Photos from the same series are currently also on view in Gordon Parks: A Segregation Story 1956 at Rhona Hoffman Gallery (118 North Peoria Street, Chicago) through February 20.