Portraits: 1940s American Culture

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May 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm  •  Posted in CONTACT Festival, Exhibitions, News & Events by  •  0 Comments

Gordon Parks, Drugstore Cowboys, Turner Valley, Canada, 1945, Copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation. Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation.

Gordon Parks, Drugstore Cowboys, Turner Valley, Canada, 1945, Copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation. Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation.



Gordon Parks was one of the seminal figures of 20th century photography
. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he documented many of the most important aspects of American culture from the early 1940s up until his death in 2006, with a focus on race relations, poverty, civil rights, and urban life.

Dates: April 24–May 24
Location: Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

This guest post by Samantha Detwiler is brought to you by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. For the complete schedule of events and exhibitions, please visit www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

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