Yesterday marked the start of Black History Month and this year, Macy’s is celebrating in a big way! We’re teaming up with The Gordon Parks Foundation & the American Black Film Festival to celebrate the 100th birthday of Gordon Parks: photographer, director, author, composer and American icon. A modern day Renaissance man, Gordon Parks became the first African-American staff photographer at LIFE Magazine in 1948. The rest, as they say, is history!
Join us at a Macy’s near you for fun festivities, including dance parties featuring tunes from the movie Shaft (directed by Parks), film series events, children’s book readings and in-store installations of Parks’ works.
Plus, from now through Feb 28, enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the American Black Film Festival in Miami, courtesy of American Airlines, a $1000 Macy’s shopping spree and Gordon Parks: Collected Works, a five-volume set of his photography!
For more information and to enter the sweepstakes, visit macys.com/celebrate
The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public and supports artistic and educational activities. The Foundation is a division of the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. For more information visit gordonparksfoundation.org