In 2012, archivists at the Gordon Parks Foundation uncovered a vast collection of photographs on color slide film. The photographs were taken by Gordon Parks for Life in Alabama in 1956. “The project was to be a counterpoint to misinformation spread by segregationists who claimed that a racially separated, caste-based society was good for everyone.” Only 26 photographs were published in the magazine.
Now, 59 years later, a selection of these photographs are on display at Salon 94 in New York in the installation, “Segregation Story: Gordon Parks”.
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