8B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc. Magazine - Thursday, February 4, 1999
The Michigan Daily Weekend, etc. Maga
Although the bulk of Gordon Parks' photographs were shot in black and white, the
artist has frequently experimented with color film. The medium gives Parks more artis-
tic leeway, allowing him to stray away from narrative subject matter, toward a more
abstract view of the world. This perspective is surely not unique in photography, but the
artist's rigid eye gives these pictures a special, distinctive look. All the while, they stay
within the thematic frame of his emotional and spiritual universe.
Clockwise (from top left): "Spanish Fashions," "Raiding
Detectives, Chicago," "Beggar Woman and Child, Estoril,
Portugal," "Boy with June Bug," "Travelers." All photographs
by and courtesy of Gordon Parks.