By: Diane Granahan
Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis is currently exhibiting Gordon Parks’ Invisible Man and Segregation Story, with a selection of 20 color photographs on view through May 14th, 2016. The photos are a result of a project for Life Magazine with friend and novelist Ralph Ellison, as both men were inspired by a mutual vision of racial justice in their work. Documenting life in the Jim Crow South era, it reveals the intimate moments and everyday life of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thornton Sr., and their multi-generational family, during a time of heavy segregation and oppression. Not only are these photographs striking in their intimacy and beauty, but also they are a humbling and powerful reminder of the changes that have yet to be made in our society today.
See also our previous post highlighting some of the works of Gordon Parks.