Honoring the 2020 Gordon Parks Scholars from NYU Tisch

Friday, May 29, 2020

The 2020 Gordon Parks Scholars: Cydney Blitzer, Ayesha Kazim, and Eric Hart, Jr.

For over more than half a century Gordon Parks famously used his camera as “a weapon of choice” to contest racial injustice. For nearly a decade Gordon Parks Foundation Scholarship Recipients have continued the artist’s legacy in a continually changing world by engaging issues regarding social injustice with fresh eyes. We are proud to honor the students of the NYU Tisch Department of Photography & Imaging who are the 2020 Gordon Parks Scholars:

Cydney Blitzer ('21)

Ayesha Kazim ('21)

Eric Hart Jr. ('22)

These young artists' creative work defines—and is defined by—today’s society and explores how they can combat social injustice and perpetuate political and social change. Congratuations!

About The Gordon Parks Scholarship

Over more than a decade, The Gordon Parks Foundation has collaborated with over 10 leading educational institutions across the country to confer scholarships and prizes totaling more than 100 students pursuing disciplines—including photography, the visual arts, film, journalism, art history, and African and African American studies—that represent the breadth and integrity of Gordon Parks’ work. Current partners include Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, Ghetto Film School, Harvard University, National YoungArts Foundation, Pratt Institute, and Purchase College.