The College of New Rochelle School of New Resources Presents Photography by Gordon Parks and Toni Parks
The College of New Rochelle School of New Resources will feature “Bridging The Gap: Photography by Gordon Parks and Toni Parks” in the Gordon Parks Gallery on the College’s John Cardinal O’Connor Campus in the South Bronx from August 1, 2012 through August 30, 2012.
This exhibition, Bridging the Gap, features the work of noted photographer Gordon Parks and his daughter, fellow photographer, Toni Parks. Gordon Parks, an activist, writer, filmmaker, and co-founder of Essence magazine was one of the first African-American photographers to work for Life magazine and to direct a Hollywood film. Toni Parks is a photographer living in the United Kingdom. She is a member of Kamoinge, a New York-based group of African-American photographers established in 1963. This show features photographs from The College of New Rochelle’s own collection, and touches on issues that Gordon and Toni Parks address in their black and white, and color prints. The exhibition includes works that span over 50 years of photography.
The Gordon A. Parks Gallery & Cultural Arts Center serves both Campus and community through a variety of multicultural activities, including art exhibits, lectures, poetry readings, and musical events. It is located on The College of New Rochelle School of New Resources John Cardinal O’Connor Campus at 332 East 149th Street in the South Bronx. Gallery hours are by appointment. Please call 718-665-1310 to schedule a viewing.
The exhibit opens on Monday, July 30, 2012 and runs through Thursday, August 30, 2012.
Pictured here: "American Gothic" by Gordon Parks