Gordon Parks, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Gordon Parks

American photographer, musician, writer and film director

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-1912

Place of Birth: Fort Scott, Kansas, United States

Date of Death: 07-Mar-2006

Profession: screenwriter, photographer, actor, composer, poet, artist, photojournalist, journalist, film director, film producer, novelist, film actor, fashion photographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius


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About Gordon Parks

  • Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S.
  • documentary photojournalism in the 1940s through 1970s—particularly in issues of civil rights, poverty and African-Americans—and in glamour photography.As the first famous pioneer among black filmmakers, he was the first African American to produce and direct major motion pictures—developing films relating the experience of slaves and struggling black Americans, and creating the "blaxploitation" genre.
  • He is best remembered for his iconic photos of poor Americans during the 1940s (taken for a federal government project), for his photographic essays for Life magazine, and as the director of the 1971 film Shaft.
  • Parks also was an author, poet and composer.

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