After Gordon Parks: Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems and More Celebrate 50 Years of Black Photographers

By Stephanie Eckardt on August 23, 2016

Fifty years ago, the photographer Gordon Parks took to the streets of Harlem with his camera — and at times, Ralph Ellison — and changed the game for black photographers. He left a legacy that paved the way for Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, and LaToya Ruby Frazier today, all of whose photographs show up alongside his in "Fifty Years After," an homage to both Parks and the Civil Rights Movement at James Barron Art in Kent, Connecticut

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Image is courtesy of Artist Carrie Mae Weems, James Barron Art at Kent, and W Magazine.

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