Gordon Parks - COLORED ENTRANCE, Segregation in the South
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Gordon Parks (American, 1912-2006)
'Segregation in the South'
Depicting a woman and child standing below a neon sign reading 'Colored Entrance'
Copyright of Gordon Parks is Stated on the bottom corner of the reverse side.
Museum Quality Archival Pigment Print
12" x 12" (Image Size)
This photograph was part of Gordon Parks’s 1956 photo essay for Life Magazine documenting the life of the Thornton family under segregation in Alabama. The essay served as crucial documentation of the Jim Crow South and acted as a national platform for challenging racial inequality. However, his images look quite different from many other iconic civil rights photographs. In an era when the primary medium for documentary photography was black-and-white film, Parks instead chose to present these quiet images of domestic life in full color.