Gordon Parks


Born
in Fort Scott, The United States
November 30, 1912

Died
March 07, 2006

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Gordon Parks was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life Magazine and as the director of the 1971 film, Shaft.

Parks is remembered for his activism, filmmaking, photography, and writings. He was the first African-American to work at Life magazine, and the first to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film. He was profiled in the 1967 documentary "Weapons of Gordon Parks" by American filmmaker Warren Forma. Parks was also a campaigner for civil rights; subject of film and print profiles, notably Half Past Autumn in 2000; and had a gallery exhibit of his photo-related, abstract oil paintings in 1981. He was also a co-founder of
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The Learning Tree

4.13 avg rating — 1,414 ratings — published 1963 — 10 editions
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Choice of Weapons

4.28 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 1966 — 8 editions
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Half Past Autumn

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A Hungry Heart

4.41 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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Voices in the Mirror

4.34 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Gordon Parks: Segregation S...

4.71 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2014
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Fields of Vision: The Photo...

4.68 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 2011
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Eyes With Winged Thoughts

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Invisible Man: Gordon Parks...

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A Harlem Family 1967

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“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
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“The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.”
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“Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act
enthusiastic until you make it a habit.”
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