The American photographer Gordon Parks (1912 – 2006) used his camera as a weapon. In a time of division, Parks introduced photography as a counterweight to combat racism, oppression and inequality. As a proponent of the civil rights movement, Parks exposed injustice and poverty. He portrayed key figures in the fight against injustice and made reports about the marginalization of African Americans for Life Magazine. The exhibition consists of 120 works, including vintage prints, contact sheets, magazines and fragments from the films The Learning Tree and Shaft, both directed by Parks.
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With a degree in photography from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Basje Boer (1980) made her debut as wordsmith in 2006 with her collection of short stories entitled Kiestoon at De Arbeiderspers and published her first novel Bermuda in 2016. She continues to publish her stories and features (mostly on film) in publications like De Groene Amsterdammer, Das Magazin and De Gids. Continuing her explorations of the pen, Basje is currently working on her second novel.
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