This past Saturday, I attended the Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month and American Icon Gordon Parks exhibit at Macy’s Lenox Square.
Photo courtesy of Toni Parks Parsons
Gordon Parks was a film director, photographer, musician and writer. He directed the first Shaft film and also published a series of famous photographs for Life Magazine. Including this image:
During the event, we listened to actor Eriq LaSalle (director, writer and actor from ER and Coming to America) and Arnika Dawson, owner of Arnika Dawson Gallery on Cascade Rd. in Atlanta. Both discussed the life and legacy of Gordon Parks and how technology has changed how we all create art. While technology makes it easier to create all kinds of art, we all must continue to be tenacious and push for our ideas to be heard. I enjoyed learning more about Gordon Parks and his legacy. The event was packed!
At Macy’s Lenox in the audience during the event taken by Everywhere
Krystal Grant and I with a photograph taken by Gordon Parks in the background
If you are in the Atlanta area and would like to learn more about Gordon Parks his exhibit titled, The Segregation Story is here at the Arnika Dawkins Gallery. On March 29th, the gallery will be screening Gordon Parks film The Learning Tree. The Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month and American Icon Gordon Parks exhibit could be headed to a city near you. Click here for additional details!
Disclosure: I am a part of the Everywhere Society and was compensated for taking part in this campaign. As always, my thoughts and opinions are all my own.