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The late Gordon Parks was indeed a great photographer; and if memory serves, so good was his photographic eye that his black and white stills are forever enshrined in Life Magazine.

Here's an article on never before seen photos taken by Gordon Parks

Here is a snippet:

"...Gordon Parks was only a teenager when he left his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. The youngest of 15, Parks chose to make a living for himself after his mother passed away, and wound up becoming the first African American photographer for Life Magazine.

Only two years after his first Life assignment, Parks returned home for a photo essay on segregated education. Journeying to Fort Scott and other Midwestern cities nearby, Parks photographed his childhood classmates, capturing their faces, families and homes while recording details about their occupations and incomes. The photo essay, for reasons that remain unknown, was never published, and most of the images went unseen.

And then Karen Haas, curator at MFA Boston, stumbled upon an image of Parks' that changed everything..."


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The late Gordon Parks was indeed a great photographer; and if memory serves, so good was his photographic eye that his black and white stills are forever enshrined in Life Magazine.

Here's an article on never before seen photos taken by Gordon Parks

Here is a snippet:

"...Gordon Parks was only a teenager when he left his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas. The youngest of 15, Parks chose to make a living for himself after his mother passed away, and wound up becoming the first African American photographer for Life Magazine.

Only two years after his first Life assignment, Parks returned home for a photo essay on segregated education. Journeying to Fort Scott and other Midwestern cities nearby, Parks photographed his childhood classmates, capturing their faces, families and homes while recording details about their occupations and incomes. The photo essay, for reasons that remain unknown, was never published, and most of the images went unseen.

And then Karen Haas, curator at MFA Boston, stumbled upon an image of Parks' that changed everything..."


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Gordon Parks was a great man no doubt about it.

In addition to being a great photographer he was also a composer and movie director, He directed the movie "Shaft", his son directed Superfly...

There is documentary about him. I saw it on PBS a few years ago.

Here he is discussing the music with Isaac Hayes:


Oh snap his documentary is also on Youtube:

 

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Eye Agree and eye like your write up!


Gordon Parks was a great man no doubt about it.

In addition to being a great photographer he was also a composer and movie director, He directed the movie "Shaft", his son directed Superfly...

There is documentary about him. I saw it on PBS a few years ago.

Here he is discussing the music with Isaac Hayes:


Oh snap his documentary is also on Youtube:

 

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