Opening September 12, 6:00–8:00 pm.
“This exhibition tells the story of one of the most important, enduring, and deeply personal assignments that Gordon Parks ever undertook for Life,” says Paul Roth, Director of the Ryerson Image Centre and co-curator (with Amanda Maddox of the J. Paul Getty Museum) of The Flávio Story. “The extraordinary nature of this historic episode speaks to the uneasy relationship in journalism between reporting and intervening in the lives of one’s subjects. But just as importantly, the story of Flávio da Silva, its profound emotional impact and political repercussions, illustrates Parks’ rare ability to portray the lives of others with unusual intimacy and directness, in a way that resonates long past the time of the photographs’ publication.”
The Ryerson Image Centre
33 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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