After moving to Chicago, Parks began to produce society and fashion photographs, while also pursuing his passion of documenting the lives of African Americans. He told an interviewer in 1999, “I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.” Indeed, his most famous images from this time were from a series documenting Chicago’s black ghetto — a collection that earned him a fellowship with the Farm Security Administration and catapulted his career.Read more: http://style.time.com/2012/11/30/beyond-boundaries-gordon-parks-fashion-photography/#ixzz2DmzWLlOn

After moving to Chicago, Parks began to produce society and fashion photographs, while also pursuing his passion of documenting the lives of African Americans. He told an interviewer in 1999, “I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.” Indeed, his most famous images from this time were from a series documenting Chicago’s black ghetto — a collection that earned him a fellowship with the Farm Security Administration and catapulted his career.

Read more: http://style.time.com/2012/11/30/beyond-boundaries-gordon-parks-fashion-photography/#ixzz2DmzWLlOn

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