Kansas State University New Prairie Press eBook

Aug 5, 2022

The book is in conjunction with the recent "Gordon Parks: 'Homeward I Come'" exhibition at the Beach Museum of Art and presents new research about Parks, his relationship with his home state and how he used Kansas as a source of reference and inspiration.

Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and English department explores further the life and works of iconic photographer, filmmaker and native Kansan Gordon Parks through a new open-access digital catalog, "Gordon Parks: 'Homeward to the Prairie I Come.'"

The book is in conjunction with the recent "Gordon Parks: 'Homeward I Come'" exhibition at the Beach Museum of Art and presents new research about Parks, his relationship with his home state and how he used Kansas as a source of reference and inspiration.

Available now to view or download free through the university's New Prairie Press, the book is part of the K-State Gordon Parks Project initiated by the museum and English department. https://newprairiepress.org/ebooks/45/

Also during the annual Gordon Parks Celebration, Aileen June Wang, Curator and Sarah Price, Collections Manager at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art along with Katherine Karlin, Professor, English Department, Kansas State University will provide a presentation “Gordon Parks and Kansas: New Open Access Digital Resources” Friday, Oct 7, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

They will introduce new findings about Gordon Parks from their research for a virtual exhibition of Gordon Parks photographs, an open access digital exhibition catalog, and the website The Learning Tree: A Gordon Parks Digital Archive. FREE to Attend.