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Weapons of Choice

#FATWTS - Activity 1


Gordon Parks was one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. He was a humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, and he left behind a body of work that begged for empathy, posed provocative questions, and inspired great activism.

ACTIVITY: Illustrate social justice

Explore the Gordon Parks Foundation web site.

  • Why do you think Gordon called photography his “choice of weapon?”
  • How does that reconcile with his larger goal of a common search for a better life and a better world?

Take and upload a photo that you think promotes or illustrates social justice or the lack of it using the form below.

Upload Your Weapons of Choice Photo

  • Drop files here or