On the occasion of the Paris Photo international show (Nov.15-18, 2012), Ambassador Charles Rivkin and his wife, Susan Tolson, hosted an event celebrating the great African-American photographer Gordon Parks in honor of the centennial of his birth (1912-2006). A selection of 24 photos, made by the Gordon Parks Foundation and courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, surveyed the African-American photographer’s best known images - including portraits of Civil Rights leaders, his work for the Farm Security Administration after the Great Depression, and iconic Paris fashion images.