Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Gordon Parks, Untitled, Watts, California, 1967. Silver gelatin print. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.
Gordon Parks, Untitled, Watts, California
Gordon Parks, Neighbourhood of Gang Warfare, Harlem, New York, 1963, Archival pigment print. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.
Gordon Parks, Neighbourhood of Gang Warfare, Harlem, New York
Gordon Parks, Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1963, Archival pigment print. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.
Gordon Parks, Untitled, Harlem, New York
Gordon Parks, Untitled, Washington, D.C., 1963, Archival pigment print. Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.
Gordon Parks, Untitled, Washington, D.C.
2018 Featured Exhibition

Gordon Parks
I AM YOU

May 10–June 2, 2018
Nicholas Metivier Gallery
451 King St W

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

Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) was a prolific artist whose photographs formed a comprehensive portrait of 20th-century American society and culture. As the first African-American staff photographer for LIFE magazine, Parks was also an important advocate for racial equality and his images told groundbreaking stories about poverty, marginalization, and injustice.

I AM YOU presents the work of this remarkable storyteller whose striking imagery resonated with a wide and diverse audience during a turbulent time within American society. The exhibition focuses on photographs covering two decades of the Civil Rights movement and includes portraits of leaders such as Malcolm X and Rosa Parks, as well as images from some of Parks’ most influential bodies of work.

Scotiabank CONTACT
Photography Festival

80 Spadina Ave Suite 205
Toronto ON M5V 2J4
Gallery Hours
Tue-Fri 11am–5pm
The CONTACT Gallery
is wheelchair accessible.