Unknown Photographer, Gordon Parks photographing fashion, Paris, France, 1951


From the courtly fashions of Versailles to the street styles of modern Tokyo, the world of fashion is brought to your fingertips in a new virtual exhibition collection by Google. The “We wear culture” project by Google Arts & Culture is a collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation and over 180 other renowned cultural institutions from New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, São Paulo and around the world. Gordon Parks: Fashion Photographer by The Gordon Parks Foundation is now available online as part of the global exhibition opening today. The exhibition celebrates Parks’ long career as a fashion photographer working for magazines such as Life and Vogue. Although best known as a social documentarian, Parks began his career shooting fashions in the 1940 and continued to do so through 1990s. Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., executive director of The Gordon Parks Foundation said: “We are so pleased to partner with Google Arts & Culture on their initiative to use innovative technology to provide access to cultural institutions and their collections globally. Their goals match our mission to provide access to the work of Gordon Parks through a variety of media.”