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Background Image Gordon Parks

Kansas 1972: Kansas Through the Camera's Eye

How did Kansas photographers in the early 1970s engage with Kansas and Kansans in their work? Terry Evans used her camera to capture the stories of Kansans, especially in rural spaces, who were experiencing the effects of social and economic change. And Gordon Parks used the camera’s perspective to work through his complicated relationship with his home state.


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By Clelia Walking

Banner photo: Gordon Parks at Konza Prairie, 1979 by Patricia DuBose Duncan. Courtesy: Beach Museum of Art. 



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