Join @Macys and @EriqLaSalle23 in celebrating the life and legacy of photographer #GordonParks Sat at Lennox

February 12, 2013 Comments Off on Join @Macys and @EriqLaSalle23 in celebrating the life and legacy of photographer #GordonParks Sat at Lennox
Join @Macys and @EriqLaSalle23 in celebrating the life and legacy of photographer #GordonParks Sat at Lennox

He’s the man known for his iconic images that captured the essence of urban life during a time where his skin color captured more attention than his pictures at times. But Gordon Parks’ striking, groundbreaking photos eventually made everyone take notice. From his photographic essays for Life magazines to his legendary American Gothic painting, Parks is remembered for photography, film making, music composition, and writing. He also is known for his activism and campaigning for civil rights. He was the first African American to work at Life magazine and the first to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film. Parks was also co-founder of Essence magazine.

Celebrate the life of Gordon Parks by viewing iconic images in the photographic art installation featuring some of his most beloved works, such as American Gothic, Washington D.C. 1942 during the month of February!

Join  “In Conversation” with a collection of special guests to discuss Gordon Parks’ influence on film and the future of African-American cinema. 

gordon-parks montage

2/16 – Atlanta, GA
Macy’s Lenox Square
Lower Level, 2 pm
*Children’s “Design Your Own Book” event.
Level 2, 3 pm

Special Guest: actor/director Eriq La Salle 

*RSVP for this event at 305-577-1818

@Macys @EriqLaSalle23 #GordonParks #MacysBHM13 #ATL

Plus, with any $50 or more purchase made during the event, receive a commemorative Gordon Parks’ journal. (Select cities will also receive a copy of Eriq La Salle’s new book, Laws of Depravity).

Additionally, from February 1st through February 28th, visit to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to The American Black Film Festival in Miami, courtesy of American Airlines, a $1000 Macy’s shopping spree and Gordon Parks: Collected Works, a five-volume set of his photography. 
About The Gordon Parks Foundation 

The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public and supports artistic and educational activities. The Foundation is a division of the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. For more information visit

Here are other dates in various cities:
2/7 – New York, NY
Macy’s Herald Square 
Level 9, 6 pm

Special Guests: actors Malik Yoba, Omari Hardwick & Malinda Williams 

*RSVP for this event at 

2/9 – Los Angeles, CA
Macy’s Baldwin Hills
Level 3, 5 pm 

Special Guests: actor/director Eriq La Salle & ABFF CEO & Founder Jeff Friday 

*RSVP for this event at 877-884-3751

2/9 – Concord, CA
Macy’s Sun Valley Mall
Level 1, Juniors, 2 pm

Soul Jam style dance party

2/9 – Detroit, MI
Macy’s Northland Center
Level 2, 2 pm 

Special Guest: actress Malinda Williams

2/13 – Philadelphia, PA
Macy’s Center City
Grand Court, 5:30 pm 

Special Guest: actor Malik Yoba

*RSVP for this event at

2/14 – Chicago, IL
Macy’s on State Street
Level 7, 5:30 pm 

Special Guest: actor Lamman Rucker

* RSVP for this event at 800-329-8667

2/16 – Chicago, IL
Macy’s State Street
*Kids’ Department, Level 5, 2pm

Children’s “Design Your Own Book” event

*Impulse Department, Level 3

Soul Jam style dance party 

*RSVP for these events at 800-329-8667

2/16 – Brooklyn, NY
Macy’s Downtown Brooklyn
Event begins at 12pm
*Kids’ Department, Level 4 at 12 pm for a children’s “Design Your Own Book” event
*Young Ment’s, Level 1 at 2 pm for a Soul Jam style dance party

*Men’s Store, Mezzanine at 4 pm for a spirited discussion on Gordon Parks

*RSVP for these events at 

2/16 – Miami, FL
Macy’s Aventura, Home & Fashion Stores
Home Store, Level 3, 2 pm

Special Guests: actor Lamman Rucker, MiamiNow TV Exec. Producer/Host Michelle Madison, Historian & Founder of Black Archives Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, & Local 10 anchor Neki Mohan

Fashion Store, Level 2, 3:30 pm
Soul Jam style dance party 

*RSVP for this event at 305-682-3393

2/21 – Washington, DC
Macy’s Metro Center
Lower Level Furniture Gallery, 5:30 pm

Special Guests: actors Malik Yoba & Lamman Rucker

*RSVP for this event at 

2/21 – Pittsburgh, PA
Macy’s Downtown Pittsburgh
Main Floor, 5 pm

Special Guest: actors Terrell Tilford, Malinda Williams & Joseph Lewis

*RSVP for this event at 888-622-9769

2/21 – San Francisco, CA
Macy’s Union Square
Level 3, 6 pm

Special Guests: actor/director Eriq La Salle and Boris Kodjoe 

*Go to for more details 

2/21 – Houston, TX
Macy’s Galleria at Hidalgo

Level 2, 6:30 pm 

* RSVP for this event at 877-884-3751

2/23 – Bowie, MD
Macy’s Bowie Town Center, 2pm

* This event features a children’s “Design Your Own Book” event and a Soul Jam style dance party.

2/23 – Cincinnati, OH
Macy’s Kenwood Towne Centre
Lower Level, 2 pm

*Will feature a children’s “Design Your Own Book” event only!

About Macy’s 

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy’s stores and offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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