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Gordon Parks Centennial. His Legacy at Wichita State University. Photographs by Gordon Parks. Edited by Patricia McDonnell, foreword by Ted D. Ayres, essay by John S. Wright.
 
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Gordon Parks Centennial.

His Legacy at Wichita State University.

Photographs by Gordon Parks. Edited by Patricia McDonnell, foreword by Ted D. Ayres, essay by John S. Wright.
University Of Washington Press, Seattle, 2013. 68 pp., 40 illustrations, 8½x11".

Publisher's Description
Marking the centennial of the artist's birthday, this book celebrates photographer, filmmaker, composer, and author Gordon Parks, drawing on photographs and the Gordon Parks Papers held at Wichita State University. Parks's legacy involves a delicate confluence of artistic traditions and the vernacular creative forces in modern American experience. John S. Wright explores the forms of vision Parks employed across artistic media to grapple with the culture of contradictions he observed in 20th-century America.

Patricia McDonnell is director of the Wichita Art Museum. Ted D. Ayres is the vice president and general counsel at Wichita State University. John S. Wright is professor of African American studies and English and principal scholar for the Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature and Life at the University of Minnesota. He is a leading scholar on the Harlem Renaissance and author Ralph Ellison.

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