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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:06

High Museum of Art to Showcase Photographs by Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks' 'Department Store, Mobile, Alabama,' 1956. Gordon Parks' 'Department Store, Mobile, Alabama,' 1956. Gordon Parks Foundation via High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta is mounting an exhibition this fall of important photographs by Gordon Parks, some of which have never been publicly exhibited, museum officials announced Tuesday. “Gordon Parks: Segregation Story” will be on view from Nov. 15 through June 7, 2015.

The exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation, showcases more than 40 of Parks’s color prints. Most are on view for the first time in over half a century. They were created for a 1956 Life magazine photo essay, called “The Restraints: Open and Hidden,” which chronicled the daily lives of an extended African-American family living in segregated Alabama.

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