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  • Gordon Parks: Untitled, Harlem, New York (Contact Sheet), 1948; gelatin silver print; 8 1/2 x 11 in.; courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.
  • Makeda Best. Photo: Unique Nicole
  • Tina Sacks. Photo: Carlos Javier Ortiz
  • Orlando Bagwell
  • Leigh Raiford


  • Saturday, September 30

    1 PM

Panel Discussion: The Art and Activism of Gordon Parks

Occasioned by the exhibition Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument, this panel offers an appreciation of the influential photographer and a critical examination of the processes that shaped his first Life magazine photo-essay, “Harlem Gang Leader.” Moderated by Leigh Raiford, UC Berkeley associate professor of African American studies, the program features Makeda Best, curator of photography at the Harvard Art Museums; Tina Sacks, assistant professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare; and Orlando Bagwell, renowned social justice filmmaker and director of the documentary program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.