by Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006
February 22, 2021
Call Number: 770.914 P252-16
In 1957, Gordon Parks, the first African-American staff photographer at Life magazine (and at that time still the only African-American staff photographer at Life) was sent on assignment to photograph “Crime in the U.S.,” accompanying police officers on their beats and visiting locations such as prisons, hospitals, and morgues in four major U.S. cities (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles). Over the course of six weeks he took 300 color photographs, although only twelve were eventually published in Life in its September 9, 1957 issue (and several... Read Full Review
by Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006.
February 16, 2021
Call Number: 770.914 P252-15
Famed photographer Gordon Parks photographed Muhammad Ali twice, both times for Life magazine. The first occasion was in 1966 as Ali was being attacked in the press for his anti-war stance (a few months before Parks photographed him, Ali had filed as a conscientious objector to the draft). The second time was in 1970 as Ali was making his professional comeback after losing his boxing career for three years due to his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War.While only several photos were published in Life for each article, Parks took many more, and dozens are published in this... Read Full Review
by Niemi, Anja, 1976- photographer, interviewee.
November 12, 2019
Call Number: 770.9874 N668
The cover of Anja Niemi’s first monograph, In Character, shows a kimono-wearing woman collapsed against a beautifully painted wall. Both the room and her outfit are sumptuous and elegant, but there’s a sense that there might be something deeply wrong with her. She looks almost propped against the wall, face first, like a piece of furniture. The image is both striking and unnerving and it made me want to read the whole book and learn more about this artist.I had not heard of Anja Niemi until I came upon In Character. A Norwegian artist, her work is slightly similar to artist... Read Full Review