Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names

Main Gallery

January 27 – March 11, 2006

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Harlem, c. 1952
13 X 10 11/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1952

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Invisible Man series,  1952
13 1/4 X 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1952

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Pastor Ledbetter, Chicago, 1953
10 5/8 X 13 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1953

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, 1963
8 11/16 X 12 15/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Muhammad Ali in the Ring, 1966
13 1/4 X 10 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1966

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Mrs. Jefferson, Fort Scott, 1949
10 7/8 X 10 11/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1949

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Place de la Concorde, Paris, France, 1950
10 1/2 X 12 15/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Red Jackson & Herbie Levy study wounds on face of slain gang member Maurice Gaines, 1948
13 7/16 X 10 7/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1948

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Muhammad Ali, 1966
13 5/16 X 8 15/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1966

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Daylight Rumble, 1948
7 9/16 X 9 9/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1948

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Red Jackson, 1948
13 7/16 X 9 7/8 inches
Early gelatin silver print (1960s)

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Crowd, 1963
9 1/8 X 13 1/8 inches
Gelain silver print; printed 1963

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Frisco Railway Station, Fort Scott, 1949
9 7/16 X 5 3/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1949

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Ron Karenga, 1962
13 1/4 X 9 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1962

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

SNCC Office, Atlanta, 1967
9 3/16 X 13 5/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1967

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Paris Fashions, Maxine Contesse Alain de la Falaise, 1950
13 3/8 X 9 7/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Paris Fashions, 1950
13 1/2 X 10 11/16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1950

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Battered Man, 1943
19 3/8 X 15 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1943

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Graffiti, c. 1948
11 5/8 X 10 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1948

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Ella Watson and her Grandchildren, 1942
14 1/4 X 19 5/8 inches
Early gelatin silver print

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Langston Hughes, Chicago, 1941
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Frisco Railway Station, Fort Scott, 1949
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Harlem Neighborhood, 1948
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Neighbors, 1948
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Man with Straw Hat, Washington, DC, 1942
13 x 9 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Muhammad Ali, Training, Hyde Park, London, 1970
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Muhammad Ali, Miami, Florida, 1966
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Muhammad Ali, 1970
20 X 16 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

American Gothic, Washington, DC, 1942
20 X 16 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, 1950
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1950

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1963
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Duke Ellington, Listening to playback, Los Angeles, 1960
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print, printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Muhammad Ali, c. 1970
10 7/8 x 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Harlem, NY, c.1948
11 3/4 X 16 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed  c. 1948

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Children with Doll, Washington, D.C., 1942
11 X 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed  later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Uncle James Parks, Fort Scott, 1949
14 X 11 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed  later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Malcolm X addressing Black Muslim rally in Chicago, 1963
19 1/2 x 13 14 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Crime Suspect with Gun, Chicago, 1957
19 X 13 3/4 inches
Fujicolor Crystal Archive; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Knife Wielder, Fort Scott, Kansas, 1963
13 3/4 X 19 inches
Ektacolor print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Raiding Detectives, Chicago, 1957
13 3/4 X 19 inches
Ektacolor print; printed later

Gordon Parks: Moments without Proper Names 2006 Howard greenberg gallery

Drug Search, Chicago, Illinois, 1957
13 3/4 X 19 inches
Ektacolor print; printed later

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce a retrospective exhibition of one of America's most distinguished artists, Gordon Parks. Photographer, filmmaker, poet, writer and composer, Gordon Parks represents one of the most inspiring and accomplished figures of our time. Now in his 93rd year, Mr. Parks continues to produce, create and share moments from his lifetime and this exhibition will set out to celebrate many of his career’s most moving and powerful photographic works. As one of the most prolific and diverse artists in contemporary America, this exhibition will present images from throughout Mr. Parks’ photographic career. After winning a fellowship for his documentary photography in 1941, Parks joined Roy Stryker at the Farm Security Administration in 1942 in Washington DC where he recorded the social and cultural conditions during the Depression. There he made one of his most iconic images “American Gothic” – a portrait of Ella Watson, a black woman with mop and broom in hand standing before the American flag.