This exhibitions pulls together more than eighty items from the Gordon Parks Foundation archives to offer a comprehensive investigation into the African American photographer’s first Life magazine photo-essay, “Harlem Gang Leader” (1948). Through vintage gelatin silver prints, contact sheets, original issues of Life, and a significant selection of unpublished photos from the series, the exhibition examines unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA, USA
September 27, 2017 to December 17, 2017