Gordon Parks’s Emerging Man, Harlem, New York
Parks’s 1952 photograph, which captures the essence of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, remains startlingly relevant today.
Oct 21, 2022
In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, Naeem Douglas, a content producer on the Creative Team, finds contemporary resonance in a selection of photographs—including 1952’s Emerging Man, Harlem, New York—that Gordon Parks created to celebrate Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.
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