Gordon Parks Tribute at the US Embassy, Paris, France

Ambassador Charles Rivken and Susan Tolson host events at the Ambassador's Residence


On the occasion of the Paris Photo international show (Nov.15-18, 2012), Ambassador Charles Rivkin and his wife, Susan Tolson, hosted an event celebrating the great African-American photographer Gordon Parks in honor of the centennial of his birth (1912-2006). A selection of 24 photos, made by the Gordon Parks Foundation and courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, surveyed the African-American photographer’s best known images - including portraits of Civil Rights leaders, his work for the Farm Security Administration after the Great Depression, and iconic Paris fashion images.