The annual Gordon Parks Celebration weekend Oct. 7-9 was full of occasions to coach and entertain.
The Gordon Parks Museum is situated on the campus of Fort Scott Group Faculty, 2401 S. Horton.
Parks was an African American documentary photojournalist, photographer, musician, author and director, with humble beginnings in Fort Scott.
He died in 2006.
There have been photograph reveals and a neighborhood photograph contest, audio system, excursions, movie showings, leisure, e book discussions, and the opening of the Studying Tree Tourism Path.
Two African American males have been honored because the “Selection of Weapons” annual recipients, Kyle Johnson and Eli Reed.
Through the weekend celebration, The Studying Tree Tourism Path was launched.
The Studying Tree Tourism Path is a collection of indicators situated on the completely different places the place the filming of The Studying Tree occurred round Fort Scott. The indicators embrace QR codes, for use with a smartphone, together with a digital tour of the recognized scene places of the movie, in line with a Gordon Parks Museum press launch.
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The annual images contest along side the Gordon Parks Celebration had the winners on show on the Ellis Arts Middle on the campus of FSCC.
Moreover on show have been a few of Parks’ images and images of The Studying Tree, the autobiographical movie that Parks wrote and directed.
Winners of the Gordon Parks Celebration “Style & Range” photograph contest, sponsored by Merl Humphrey Pictures, are under.
Twenty-six entries have been obtained and the winner of First Place was Johanna Walker (Franklin, KS) with the photograph titled “Highlight.”
Second Place was additionally Johanna Walker with the photograph “Johnny.”
Third Place was Frank Clay together with his photograph, “Having fun with Every Different.”
First, Second, and Third place winners obtained money prizes of $100, $75, and $50 respectively.
There have been six Honorable Mentions named: “Range.” by (Yasser Alaa Mobarak,( Alexandria, Egypt.); “Skating the Catastrophe.” by Julie Steck (Merriam, KS); “Jewels of Lots” by Bareigh Farrell (Fort Scott); “Portrait.” by Yasser Alaa Mobarak, (Alexandria, Egypt); “Queen of Colour” by Alexxus Browning, Tulsa, OK and “Child Blue.” by Adelay Martin (Redfield, KS).
The competition was open to any non-professional photographer and was impressed by Gordon Parks, who began his profession in vogue images and selected a digital camera to battle towards racism, discrimination, and poverty.
Judges for the photograph contest have been skilled photographer, Veretta Cobler, and established make-up artist and hairstylist, Donna Fumoso based mostly in New York Metropolis.
The photograph exhibit is on show within the foyer of the Ellis Advantageous Arts Middle by way of October 15. The constructing is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday by way of Friday.