Gordon Parks exhibit focuses on Civil Rights era

Untitled (Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell) , Harlem, New York, 1963, Silver Gelatin Print. The Gordon Parks Foundation, Courtesy Of Jenkins Johnson Gallery.

Gordon Parks, the first African-American photographer at Life magazine, is the subject of a new retrospective of his work documenting the Civil Rights movement.

Priscilla Frank of The Huffington Post writes:

His images exposed many Americans to the realities of segregation for the first time, setting off an irreversible sequence of events that catalyzed the Civil Rights movement as we know it today. Parks’ 1963 series “The March on Washington” documents the titular occasion in black rights history, including one unforgettable image of the Washington Monument, brimming with people of all backgrounds desperate for change.

Gordon Parks: Higher Ground” at Jenkins Johnson Gallery in San Francisco opened Feb. 4, 2016, and runs through April 2, 2016.