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Photos of Harlem by Gordon Parks:
Harlem Neighborhood, Harlem, New York, 1952
Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948
Emerging Man, Harlem, 1952
Red Jackson, gang leader, Harlem, New York, 1948
Reflection of Women’s Dresses, 1951
Soapbox Orator, Harlem, New York, 1952
Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948 [Photos © The Gordon Parks Foundation]
The 1940s pictures were from an assignment Parks did for Life Magazine on Harlem gangs.
Later on, he was the man responsible for the 1971 film Shaft, which began the whole blaxploitation scene.
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