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Gordon Parks (Paperback)

Film Photography

McLean, VA 22101



ITEM#: 15538139

Gordon Parks (1912–2006) was a pioneering figure in 20th-century photography. The first African-American photographer to join the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and to become a staff photographer for Life magazine, he was also a writer, film director, and composer. While best known for documenting issues such as poverty, race relations, and civil rights, Parks was remarkably versatile, turning his gift for visual narrative to subjects as diverse as news reporting, fashion, art, and sports. He also captured prominent figures of his era, such as Malcolm X and Marilyn Monroe, in a series of memorable portraits. Working in the US and around the world, he was driven by a commitment to social justice: "The common search for a better world is deeper than color or blood."


ISBN 9780500411094
Genre PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Monographs
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 2014-05-20 00:00:00.0
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Copyright Year 2013
Height 7.5 in
Wdth 5.0 in
Thickness 0.25 in
Unit weight 0.6 lb
Language English
Series Name Photofile
Audience General/trade
Country of Origin United States
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