Monday, July 16, 2012

Gordon Parks

I was reminded recently in doing some on line researching of the history of the Voigtländer Brilliant that it was the camera with which the great American photographer, Gordon Parks, started his career.  He told the story himself many times in interviews and it has been repeated ad infinitum by others.

There is a wonderful set of pictures by Parks today at the NY Times Lens blog made in the South in the 1950's.  Some of the photos appeared in Life Magazine at the time, but many more have recently been discovered in storage.  I think they are some of his best work.

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