Events

Must’ve been a wake-dream: Guadalupe Rosales The Gordon Parks Foundation, Pleasantville, New York

September 6 through October 18, 2019

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Must’ve been a wake-dream is a celebration of Rosales’ work as a 2019 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship recipient, which includes collaborations with Latinx and LGBTQ communities to examine the interplay between photography and community. Through her careful collecting, preservation and presentation of vernacular photographs, letters, party flyers and ephemera representing Latinx Southern California youth culture, Rosales creates an expanding archive that brings visibility to a community that has been overlooked, misrepresented and criminalized. Also on view during Must’ve been a wake-dream will be a group of Gordon Parks’ photographs, selected by Rosales, from Parks’ celebrated “Harlem Gang Leader” series, made as the first African- American photographer for LIFE magazine in 1948.