Gordon Parks is a legend in the photography world. If you ever read a New York Times, Vogue or Ebony, you have seen his work. We love all of his work but our favorite pieces are images during the 1950s South. Today we are showcasing 10 Southern Images we Love from Gordon Parks Photography. His images bring about so many memories and emotions and we are ecstatic to share a few of our favorites!
1)Nothing like spending a day with your daughters or family. This image of adorable girls playing together is beyond precious.
2)We start off spending time on the front porch at a young age in the South. This image represents that past time so well.
3)There is something special about spending time at your grandparent’s home. From the formal furniture to the family heirlooms, this image is a reminder of those feelings we had when we visited our grandparents.
4)Southern grandmothers love their grandchildren and their children just as much. This image shows the intimacy of that relationship perfectly.
5)A burial is a solemn occasion in the South and we love the beauty of it all that is displayed in this image. From the display of attendees to the beauty of the backdrop, we adore this image.
6) Sometimes you have to take a moment to yourself and this image of a young girl on her own amongst her family, is a display of just that. Not to mention the beautiful lighting and the serenity of it all.
7) There is a beauty in living life and the longer you live the more stories you have to tell. This image shows the elegance and strength of this woman and we can all hope to make it to this age.
8) We can only hope that we find our one true love and grow old with them. This image displays just that. Such a beautiful image that speaks directly to the soul.
9)I have a fond memory of playing in the yard during the rain after a day of begging my parents to do it. This image brought back that exact memory. Nothing like enjoying the beauty of nature in the South.
10) We all remember spending time with family and friends after church. This image represents that very image and the baby brings so much joy to it as well.
We love showcasing and sharing Black Southern Belle history and supporting African American Veterans any way we can. Today we are doing just that. Of the almost 20,000 Montford Point Marines, we only know the names of about 1200 of them, and only 300 of those are still alive, and we are losing them rapidly. That’s […]
When decorating your beautiful southern home, the last room you think needs to bright and beautiful is the laundry room. But why not? If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time in your laundry room. Take the time to (re)decorate your laundry area and create your own personal and peaceful space. Feel […]
Before you went/go shopping for that gorgeous new dress for prom, what do you do first? Get inspired from other fabulous BSBs of course! This prom season be unique and get inspired by the past. Vintage fashion paved the way for the newest 2017 designs. Get ahead of the trends or create your own. Black […]
We love showcasing Black Southern Belle entrepreneurs and today’s NOLA native is one of our favorites. Johnetra Bailey was first on our site showing her HBCU inspired engagement shoot and today we show how shes followers southern creative dreams. From beauty to fashion, this Black Southern Belle is always proud of her southern roots and […]
Do you love southern fashion and a beautifully crafted sleeve? We have found the right Richmond, TX Fashion Blogger for you. Today we are featuring a Richmond, TX Native who loves all thing style and Texas. This Tulane Law grad uses her blog to showcase her unique style and we adore it. Check out the […]
Family is a big deal in the South and southern mom’s like to keep them looking good. Today we are featuring a Stylish Greensboro, NC Family. The Lawerence family of Greensboro, NC shared with us their beautiful family photo session. If you are looking for some family inspired style inspiration. Get to know this fun family […]
We love a great outdoor engagement here at Black Southern Belle. Today we are featuring a beautiful Atlanta, GA Outdoor Engagement Shoot, which a Georgia-Bred Couple. This adorable southern couple had a beautifully natural engagement shoot that stole our hearts. Learn more about this fun couple and enjoy the images from their beautiful Atlanta, GA Outdoor Engagement […]
Between 1915 and 1960, the period known as the Great Migration, Black Southerners packed up their belongings and made their way to the Northern cities to flee Jim Crow and for more economic opportunities. The glamour of the bright lights and the allure of economic opportunities and a chance to be exposed to what the […]
Love modern art with a southern twist? Today we have some inspiration from Sarah Miller, Owner of recently launched Canvas Charleston. If you are in the market for art be sure to check out these 5 Modern Southern Artists to Add to Your Home curated by Sarah Miller. Artwork by Jennifer Lashbrook– From Texas I am a sucker […]
Today we are featuring a beautiful guest post from designer Mona King, founder of Mona King + Associates. This Winston-Salem, NC based designer loves all things design and nature. She is here to give you Tips for Design Inspired by Nature As a designer I am constantly being inspired, learning, admiring and creating ideas that […]