• 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

  • Ken Light

  • Leigh Raiford

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 noted documentary photographer Ken Light, Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Please note: We regret that Orlando Bagwell will be unable to participate as originally announced.