“The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.” 

Gordon Parks was a Black American pioneer in the photography industry. He was born in Fort Scott, Kansas in 1912 and was raised during an era of segregation. He was also the youngest of a whopping fifteen children, all born in poor conditions. He was very much into photography from a young age. Photography was used as a means to find an escape, hope, and peace during a very tough childhood. Parks saw the subjects he shot with as stories of his past that he could share with the world.

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