HBO’s New Gordon Parks Documentary Will Get You Inspired

HBO’s New Gordon Parks Documentary Will Get You Inspired

HBO’s “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks” shares its name with Parks’ 1996 autobiography, and although much of the movie creates a visually stunning narrative of major milestones in his life, the documentary also covers the lives of photographers and directors inspired by his work. Devin Allen, Jamel Shabbaz, Latoya Ruby Frasier, Spike Lee, Ana Duvernay, Adger Cowans and more share how their work and relationships with Parks shaped their work. 

Allen and guest host Caitlyn Edwards discuss this and more including: “Afghan Girl” Sharbat Gula is relocated to Italy and we go down a rabbit hole of controversy surround McCurry’s image, Instagram censors Madonna’s nipple, and photographers capture the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

We mention the following photographers, articles, and websites in this episode:

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter.

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