Watch live tonight at 6:30 p.m. a conversation with Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer, authors of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery, a powerful photographic survey of what freedom looked like for black Americans in the Civil War Era. Sam Pollard, director, Slavery By Another Name, will moderate.
“I search for those things that inspire me—beautiful imagery, music, and literature.”—Gordon Parks.
The schomburg’s Gordon Parks: 100 Moments exhibition opens tomorrow.
On Saturday, July 14 at 3 p.m., join Adger Cowans, the distinguished fine arts photographer and abstract expressionist, who will discuss his personal collection of photos of Gordon Parks, while providing a deeper look at the life, work, and legacy of his longtime friend. Come early to view the exhibition!
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Claire Yaffa
Harlem Fashion Show, Harlem (Leonard Freed, 1963). This photograph is featured in the exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture curated by Deborah Willis. Currently on view at the University of Southern California Fisher Museum of Art from September 7 to December 3, 2011.