NSCAD University’s artist talk series welcomes Paul Roth next week for a free public lecture.
Roth will present research on Gordon Parks, the first African American staff photographer and writer for Life Magazine. Parks worked at Life Magazine for two decades, chronicling subjects related to racism and poverty, capturing iconic pictures of historical figures such as Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., and Stokely Carmichael.
Roth is the director of the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto and has more than 25 years’ experience working with the most important photography collections in North America. Throughout his esteemed career, he has served as the Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; as Executive Director of the Richard Avedon Foundation in New York; and as archivist of the Robert Frank Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Roth is co-author and co-editor of Gordon Parks: The Flàvio Story (Steidl, 2017), and Gordon Parks: Collected Works (Steidl, 2012).
His presentation at NSCAD takes place on Wednesday, November 6, Bell Auditorium (D440), Fountain Campus, 5163 Duke St., at 6 p.m.