SPOTLIGHT: Gordon Parks

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American Photographer Gordon Parks has been called “the most important black photographer in the history of photojournalism” – the man who taught himself how to take pictures at the age of twenty-five with a Voigtländer Brillant that he purchased at a pawn shop. In 1948, after a stint with the Farm Security Administration (F.S.A.) covering the nation’s social conditions, he […]

SPOTLIGHT: Kehinde Wiley

KEHINDE WILEY

In honor of Black History Month we’ll spend the next few week highlighting notable African-Americans in the art world. First up is painter, Kehinde Wiley.

Spotlight: Kerry James Marshall

Continuing on in our Black History Month series, Kerry James Marshall is an American Painter whose images portray of the African-American urban experience are layered narratives of social order and disorder, of memories and myths.

Spotlight: Thelma Golden

Thelma Golden

This week in honor of Black History Month we’ll be spotlighting notable African-Americans in the art world. First up is Museum Curator, Thelma Golden. Currently the chief curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem; Golden has spent her career curating shows that highlight previously under-represented artists including women and people of color.

Quotables

My head thrown back, I let my gaze dwell on the ceiling. I underwent the profoundest experience of ecstasy I had ever encountered. I had obtained that supreme degree of sensibility where the divine intimations of art merge with the impassioned sensuality of emotion. — Stendhal

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