Member Field Trip: Amon Carter Museum

Join your fellow DCP members and Executive Director Peter Poulides at the Amon Carter Museum to see the Gordon Parks exhibition.

This event was held December 21, 2019. Click here to see what events are happening now!

We invite all DCP members to see the Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth with Executive Director Peter Poulides and your fellow photographers and photo enthusiasts.

We’ll meet on Saturday, December 21 at 11:00am by the front entrance of Amon Carter Museum (3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107) and then go as a group into the exhibition. Afterwards, we’ll grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat for an informal chat to share our thoughts about the show.

This event is free and open only to DCP members. We ask that you RSVP so we know you are joining us. Not a member yet? Join now!

Gordon Parks was part of what author Richard Wright called “the new tide” of African Americans who were pressing for respect and racial equality in the 1940s. Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation, Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 explores the early years of Parks’ career as an influential photographer who captured the essence of the civil rights movement in addition to breaking barriers for African Americans.

From his fashion photographs to his thoughtful depictions of American life, Parks used the camera as his tool for proclaiming the value of an American community built on freedom and equality. This exhibition offers an expansive and intimate look at how this pioneering artist became one of the most influential photographers of his day. For more information, please visit the Amon Carter Museum’s exhibition page.