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PARKS, Gordon (1912 - 2006), Photographer, filmmaker, writer, composer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199773787
PARKS, Gordon (1912 - 2006), Photographer, filmmaker, writer, composer

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 30 November 1912, in Fort Scott, Kansas; died 7 March 2006, in New York City.

Photographer and filmmaker, writer, composer. Portraits, photojournalism, social photography.

Gordon Parks broke through racial boundaries in his long career as a photographer, filmmaker, author, and composer. Parks was first drawn to photography through published photographs of migrant workers, and by 1940 he was working

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