Gordon Parks left his home at age 14 and went on to become the first black photographer for Vogue and Life magazine. He bought his first camera from a pawn shop and, drawing inspiration from photos of migrant workers in a magazine, soon captured some of history's most iconic social realistic photographs. #BHM
Octavius Catto Memorial
City Hall Philadephia, PA
During the three weeks before the 1871 election tensions between Irish Democrats and Black Republicans in Philadelphia had reached a fever pitch. Fear of desegregation turned to fear of job loss. On October 10, 1871 Catto was shot in the back two doors from his home. His murderer, Frank Kelly, was acquitted in 1877. #philadelphiagram@philadelphiagram
Starting to learn a lot about myself, when I’m walking around with my camera in hand, it’s just exactly where I wanna be. There’s a thrill I can’t put in to words. Find your passion folks even if that means people will try to talk you out of it. I love this shot from yesterday’s walk around Philly. Interested in your thought though... Looking at this street art, how does it speak to you in today’s social climate here in the US of A?
Stock 707 🐎 powerhouse. Saw the front end sticking out in between two Philly police vehicles then it pulled out and sounds like music to the ears. Hellcats are always exciting to see. Tell me below, what’s your favorite whip to always see riding around?
Grace Jones (@gracejonesofficial) is an icon of fashion, music, film and more. At the young age of 17, she left college and set out to New York City to pursue a career in modeling. Grace went on to work with some of the biggest brands in the industry, becoming known for her distinctive androgynous and bold features. Modeling opened up doors into the music and film industries. Her style was always a perfect mixture of bizarre and glamorous and has left her mark on the fashion industry today. #BHM
Madam CJ Walker is coined as history's first black woman millionaire. In 1905, Walker started suffering from hair loss and sought treatment through home remedies and professional treatments. She developed a line of Afro-centric beauty products. Her lectures, demonstrations, and self promotion lead to thousands of customers. Today, she is remembered as the world's most successful female entrepreneur of her time.