Gordon Parks Dialogues 2019
Gordon Parks Dialogues is a symposium hosted by the NYU Tisch School of the Arts designed to create a platform for young people to explore social justice themes and the world around them through an artistic lens. The full-day event will include presentations from Gordon Parks Foundation Scholarship Recipients exploring topics inspired by Gordon Parks’ use of his camera as “a weapon of choice” to contest racial injustice. These presentations will highlight a diverse group of students’ engagement with contemporary social issues in their artistic practice. Participating schools will include Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, Ghetto Film School, Harvard University, NYU Tisch, Pratt Institute, and Purchase College/SUNY. As part of the day-long conference, the 2018 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship recipients, Derrick Adams and Deana Lawson, will participate in a discussion moderated by Dr. Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch, and Director of the Institute of African American Affairs at NYU, about how themes in social justice have influenced their photographic work.