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Exhibition Snapshot: Invisible Man—Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

July 7, 2016
Ryan Learning Center, Studio C
$20 / 2 CPDUs

Advancements in photography during the 1920s gave rise to the field of photojournalism and its medium, the illustrated news magazine, a format that privileged images coupled with captions or short texts.  Join us for an interactive tour of Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem to explore how these two artists collaborated on two separate occasions during the “Golden Age of Photojournalism.” Gallery activities will focus on the relationship between texts and images. Participants will also brainstorm ideas for incorporating this content into different areas of the curriculum.

Exhibition Snapshot is a program format that features guest artists, curators, and educators discussing special exhibitions. This workshop is open to teachers of all grades and disciplines.

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Gordon Parks. American, 1912–2006. Soapbox Orator (Harlem, New York), 1952. Gelatin silver print. 33.7 x 22.2 cm (image/paper). The Gordon Parks Foundation. © The Gordon Parks Foundation