The Gordon Parks Dialogues
Co-sponsored by NYU Tisch School of the Arts
April 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Gordon Parks Dialogues is a symposium hosted by the NYU Tisch School of the Arts designed to create a platform for young people to explore social justice themes and the world around them through an artistic lens. The full-day event will include presentations from Gordon Parks Foundation Scholarship Recipients exploring topics inspired by Gordon Parks’ use of his camera as “a weapon of choice” to contest racial injustice. These presentations will highlight a diverse group of students’ engagement with contemporary social issues in their artistic practice.
Participating schools will include Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, Ghetto Film School, Harvard University, NYU Tisch, Pratt Institute, and Purchase College/SUNY. As part of the Gordon Parks Dialogues, Gordon Parks Scholarship Recipients - including current and alumni students Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, Ghetto Film School, Harvard University, NYU Tisch, Pratt Institute, and Purchase College/SUNY will present their work in a symposium style setting moderated by a faculty lead from each program. Each institution will give a ten-minute visual presentation that will be followed by a discussion about a selection of work that highlights the institution’s connection to the scholarship program. The panel will address how their artists’ creative work defines today’s society and how they can combat social injustice and perpetuate political and social change.