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The Resource Back to Fort Scott : Gordon Parks, Karen Haas ; with contributions by Isabel Wilkerson and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr

Back to Fort Scott : Gordon Parks, Karen Haas ; with contributions by Isabel Wilkerson and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr

Label
Back to Fort Scott : Gordon Parks
Title
Back to Fort Scott
Title remainder
Gordon Parks
Statement of responsibility
Karen Haas ; with contributions by Isabel Wilkerson and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr
Title variation
Gordon Parks
Title variation remainder
Back to Fort Scott
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Host institution
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first African American photographer to be hired full time by Life magazine, Gordon Parks was often sent on assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950 he returned on one such assignment to his hometown of Fort Scott in southeastern Kansas: he was to provide photographs for a piece on segregated schools and their impact on black children in the years prior to Brown v. Board of Education. Parks intended to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to discover what had become of the 11 members of his junior high school graduation class since his departure 20 years earlier. But when he arrived only one member of the class remained in Fort Scott, the rest having followed the well-worn paths of the Great Migration in search of better lives in urban centers such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbus and Chicago. Heading out to those cities Parks found his friends and their families and photographed them on their porches, in their parlors and dining rooms, on their way to church and working at their jobs, and interviewed them about their decision to leave the segregated system of their youth and head north. His resulting photo essay was slated to appear in Life in the spring of 1951, but was ultimately never published. This book showcases the 80-photo series in a single volume for the first time, offering a sensitive and visually arresting view of our country's racialized history.Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas. The self-taught photographer also found success as a film director, author and composer. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts and over 50 honorary degrees"--
Assigning source
Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OHX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haas, Karen E
Dewey number
779.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1912-2006
  • 1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Wilkerson, Isabel
  • Kunhardt, Peter W.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Gordon Parks Foundation
  • African American photographers
  • Blacks
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Manners and customs
  • Photography of families
  • Street photography
  • Portrait photography
  • Documentary photography
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photograph collections
  • Fort Scott (Kan.)
Label
Back to Fort Scott : Gordon Parks, Karen Haas ; with contributions by Isabel Wilkerson and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Manufacture
Note
Accompanies an exhibition of the same name held at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 17-September 13, 2015; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, July 23-October 30, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Draft of an unpublished article
  • Yearbook
  • Foreword
  • Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.
  • Introduction
  • Isabel Wilkerson
  • Deep into the heart of home
  • Karen Haas
  • Plates
  • List of plates
Control code
ocn905843157
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9783869309187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9783869309187
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)905843157
Label
Back to Fort Scott : Gordon Parks, Karen Haas ; with contributions by Isabel Wilkerson and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr
Publication
Manufacture
Note
Accompanies an exhibition of the same name held at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 17-September 13, 2015; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, July 23-October 30, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Draft of an unpublished article
  • Yearbook
  • Foreword
  • Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.
  • Introduction
  • Isabel Wilkerson
  • Deep into the heart of home
  • Karen Haas
  • Plates
  • List of plates
Control code
ocn905843157
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9783869309187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9783869309187
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)905843157

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