It's what Parks would have wanted him to do, Johnson says. If you were a musician, Johnson told The New York Times, you wouldnt just sit in the audience and listen. You would pick up your instrument and play. So photographers pick up their cameras and shoot.
Its what Johnsons done in the forthcoming Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience (from Bulfinch press). The books due out in May. The foreword? By Gordon Parks.