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Cost: $8 (VMFA members $5)

Gordon Parks’ American Stories

with Dr. John Edwin Mason, Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia

Thu, Oct 6, 6–7 pm

Leslie Cheek Theater

Few photographers have shaped the American public’s understanding of pressing social issues as much as Gordon Parks. From the 1940s until the 1970s, photo-essays that he published in Life magazine introduced millions of readers to people and ideas that challenged and sometimes changed the way that they saw their nation and themselves. This lecture traces the impact of three of his most influential photo-essays.