A Maverick with a Camera - Carnegie Magazine
a man looks into the distance while handling a large vat of grease.

Gordon Parks, The cooper’s room where the large drums and containers are reconditioned. Here a workman lifts a drum from a boiling lye solution which has cleaned from it grease and dust particles, 1944, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., Courtesy of and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation

A Maverick with a Camera

A new exhibition puts a spotlight on photographer Gordon Parks’ little-known images—at once gritty and beautiful—of industrial life in 1940s Pittsburgh.

By Jennifer Davis

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