10 Southern Images We LOVE from Gordon Parks Photography

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 weA�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.


Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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