Gordon Parks:
Selections from the Dean Collection



Curated by Nicola Vassell
Cooper Gallery, Harvard University
February 13 – April 13, 2019


A career-spanning exhibition of Gordon Parks photographs from the Dean Collection on view at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University. Gordon Parks: Selections from the Dean Collection presents a selection of works from the collection of Kasseem Dean and Alicia Keys, who hold the largest private collection of works by Gordon Parks. Recognized as the most important African-American photographer of the 20th century, Parks represented his subjects from the rural poor and black families living under segregation to fashion models and prominent cultural and political figures with empathy and dignity, employing the arts to champion social change.