Lion, night, Okaukuejo

One night at Okaukuejo, it might have been our first night there, two male lions materialised out of the darkness, and stepped across the rough stones to the water and drank, in complete silence, before dissolvingĀ again, and vanishing into the night, as swiftly and unexpectedly as they had come. Some time later we heard them [...]

Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison, Artistic Giants of Postwar Harlem – The New York Times

I'veĀ been fortunate to see a number of photos by the wonderful black American photographer Gordon Parks, earlier this year at the 'Outsiders' exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario - the AGO - and this weekend at the University of Toronto's Art Museum. Park's images of African American life in the forties and fifties have [...]