Photos by Gordon Parks, Toni Parks to be Shown at JOC Campus


Bridging the Gap: Photographs by Gordon Parks and Toni Parks, will be on display at the Gordon Parks Gallery from Monday, November 4, 2013, through Friday, May 2, 2014.

An opening reception takes place Saturday, November 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Bridging the Gap features the work of Gordon Parks and his daughter and fellow photographer, Toni Parks.

A noted photographer, Gordon Parks was also an activist, writer and filmmaker, as well as one of the first African-American photographers to work for Life magazine and one of the first African Americans to direct a Hollywood film; he also co-founded Essence magazine.

Toni Parks is a photographer living inthe U.K. and member of Kamoinge, a New York based group of African-American photographers established in 1963.

Featuring photographs from The College of New Rochelle’s own collection, this showtouches on issues that Gordon and Toni Parks address in their black andwhite, and color prints, which collectively span over 50 years.

For more information, visit the Castle Gallery website at

(Photo: The Fontenelles at the Poverty Board, Harlem, New-York, by Gordon Parks)