|Posted by Caron Bowman on January 24, 2015 at 5:05 AM|
Gordon Parks: Segregation Story, a collection of his photographs, will show at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia beginning this Saturday.
The photos were originally shot on assignment for the September 1956 Life magazine photo-essay The Restraints: Open and Hidden
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia will be showing a collection of photographs by famed American cameraman Gordon Parks
While only 20 photos ran in the original Life photo-essay, the exhibit will feature 40 of Parks' shots from the series
The photographs were taken while on assignment for the September 1956 Life magazine photo-essay The Restraints: Open and Hidden.
The series represents one of Parks' earliest social documentary studies on color film
He would later go on to shoot famous subjects including Malcolm X, Barbara Streissand and Muhammad Ali for Life, working with the magazine for 20 years.
He also became one of the first African-Americans to ever shoot for Vogue.