Famous Photographer Quote #0097

Gordon Parks

“I chose my camera as a weapon against all the things I dislike about America – poverty, racism, discrimination.”

Gordon Parks


10 thoughts on “Famous Photographer Quote #0097

  1. A camera can be the most effective and powerful weapon against the miseries of people…
    and this because it can make pain and suffering emerge from their local abyss to the surface of the planet and be known and fought against…

    Great quote…

    ps of course Parks has said an other quote as well “You know the camera is not meant just to show misery” 🙂

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    • I agree Naughty Scarlett. A great quote by a great man.

      Last week was social injustice week on Blog-Bisogno. It wasn’t meant to be. It just sort of happened, starting with a photograph of the Go For Broke monument by yours truly, followed by this quote from Gordon Parks. With the death of Rodney King yesterday, I am glad it turned out this way.

      …and thanks for bringing up this other quote of Gordon Parks. There is also much beauty to be found in his images. He was a very smart man. He knew his approach would appear too heavy-handed if he went only one way and not the other.

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  2. I read today about the death of Rodney King… maybe that was the reason I decided to write a comment here… as a remembrance…

    It’s good to have various subjects presented here, through your photographs and the famous quotes… it opens our minds to new horizons some times…

    Your last sentence about Parks is so, so very true…

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    • It is as if I had a premonition last week!

      Rodney King became a symbol of social injustice and he probably had a hardtime dealing with it over the years. He left us with one very famous quote, “Couldn’t we all get along?”

      I’m glad you are enjoying the photographs and famous quotes on Blog-Bisogno. Your input is always appreciated Naughty Scarlett.

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