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  Gordon Parks    
Biography
 

Gordon Parks was born in 1912 near Fort Scott, Kansas. He began taking pictures in 1937 after he saw an ad in a magazine for a photography opportunity with the Farm Security Administration. Parks soon delved into fashion and portrait photography. Gordon Parks would later be the "frist African American to work as a staff photographer for Life magazine."**
Gordon Parks is also known for his book, "The Learning Tree" as well the movie of the same name, which he directed. *

*Information from the Kansas Historical Society website.
**From NYTimes article "Gordon Parks, a Master of the Campera, Dies at 93"

 
Sample of Works
 

Photo Essay from "Time" magazine's website

Photos by Gordon Parks, as well as photo's of Gordon Parks from the New York Times website

 
Awards
 

Springarn Medal - 1972

 
Links
 

Gordon Parks on IMDb.com

Gordon Parks on Kansas Historical Society website

Gordon Parks on Wikipedia

Article from the New York Times website

Gordon Parks on Pittsburg State University's website

 
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