The Flavio Story

By: Gordon Parks

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This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in Life magazine in June 1961 as Poverty: Freedoms Fearful Foe, this empathetic photo-essay profiled the da Silva family, living in a hillside favela near a wealthy enclave of Rio de Janeiro. Focused primarily on the eldest son Flavio, an industrious twelve-year-old suffering from crippling asthma, Parks story elicited more than 3,000 letters and $25,000 in donations from Life readers to help the family and the favela. In Brazil the story sparked controversy; one news magazine, O Cruzeiro, retaliated against Life, sending photographer Henri Ballot to document poverty in New York City. Undeterred, Life embarked on a multi-year rescue effort that involved moving Flavio to a Denver hospital, relocating the family to a new home and administering funds to support the favela. The story, as well as Parks relationship to Flavio, continued to develop over many years. The details of this extraordinary history provide a fascinating example of US exceptionalism during the early 1960s and a revealing look inside the power and cultural force of the Great American Magazine. Co-published with The Gordon Parks Foundation Exhibitions: Instituto Moreira Salles, So Paulo, 2 December 2017 to 28 January 2018 Instituto Moreira Salles, Rio de Janeiro, 6 February to 29 April 2018 Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, September 2018 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 9 July to 10 November 2019. Printed Pages: 304, 200 images.

Title: The Flavio Story

Author Name: Gordon Parks

Categories: Art & Culture,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Steidl: 2018

ISBN: 3958293441

ISBN 13: 9783958293441

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 901459

Keywords: The Flavio Story Gordon Parks