"Mrs. Ella Watson"
While working as an apprentice with the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photography project, renowned photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) documented the African-American experience in Washington D.C. In 1942, he completed an eighty-five image series that focused on Mrs. Ella Watson, a twenty-five-year-old government charwoman. His work followed Mrs. Watson in both public and private realms, drawing attention to the multiple roles in her life.
Creator | Gordon Parks
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Gordon Parks, “"Mrs. Ella Watson",” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed October 4, 2023, https://shec.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1110.