Opening reception for the exhibition: Thursday, February 15th from 6 – 8 PM at 524 West 24th Street. 

 

What I want. What I am. What you force me to be is what you are. For I am you staring back from a mirror of poverty and despair, of revolt and freedom. Look at me and know that to destroy me is to destroy yourself.

 

Gordon Parks wrote these words in 1967. Whether through photographs, words or music, Gordon gave a voice to the sometimes voiceless and demonstrated the transformative power of self-expression. His photographs transcend art, history, race and culture and have endured to stand the test of time.

 

Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Executive Director of the Gordon Parks Foundation