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  New York State Writers Institute - Gordon Parks Sr Films
Parks was given great access to celebrities, gaining their trust and shooting beautiful and touching portraits of them.
Gordon Parks will discuss his and others' photography appearing in the exhibit We Shall Overcome: Photographs from America's Civil Rights Era which will be on display in the NYS Museum Photography Gallery from January 15-February 28, 1999.
Parks directed, produced, wrote, and composed the score of this adaptation of his 1963 semi-autobiographical novel.
www.albany.edu /writers-inst/parksflm.html   (1004 words)

  
  Gordon Parks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gordon Roger Alexander Buchannan Parks (November 30, 1912 - March 7, 2006) was a groundbreaking African American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist, and film director.
Parks' 1961 photo essay on an impoverished Brazilian boy published in Life inspired donations that were credited with saving the boy's life.
Parks' also performed as a jazz pianist and as a campaigner for civil rights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gordon_Parks   (411 words)

  
 Gordon Parks
Born near Fort Scott in 1912, Parks was the youngest of fifteen children in his poor rural African American family.
In 1948 Parks sold a free-lance article to Life magazine that quickly led to a full-time position with the weekly periodical.
Parks died at the age of 93 in 2006.
www.kshs.org /portraits/parks_gordon.htm   (271 words)

  
 Gordon Parks News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gordon Parks was an exceptional filmmaker and an inspirational human being.
Gordon Parks, the Fort Scott native who gained international fame as a photographer, author and filmmaker, has donated 30 of his photographs to the center bearing his name at Fort Scott Community College.
Gordon Parks, the poet and composer, filmmaker and photographer, wasn't able to sit with whites when he was growing up in Fort Scott, Kan.
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 Online NewsHour: Gordon Parks -- January 6, 1998
GORDON PARKS: You have to stay with them; you have to be a part of them.
GORDON PARKS: Well, there's nothing wrong with photographing a very beautiful woman, right, and clothes, beautiful clothes, and so forth and so on, and affording me trips to London and Paris and all over the globe, you know, photographing these gorgeous gowns and fabulous women.
Parks, who learned piano from his mother, also went on to compose a symphony, sonatas, concertos, and a ballet on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june98/gordon_1-6.html   (1517 words)

  
 Gordon Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Gordon Parks (1912-) is one of the most provocative and celebrated photojournalists in the United States.
Parks’ terminally ill mother arranged for him to stay with his oldest sister in Minneapolis when he was 15 years old (Moskowitz 2003:102).
Parks’ artistic expression was quickly recognized, and the Julius Rosenwald Foundation awarded him one of their prestigious fellowships.
www.duke.edu /~ldbaker/classes/AAIH/caaih/gparks/gordon_parks2.htm   (1087 words)

  
 Gordon Parks Exhibit
Gordon Parks a man armed with a camera since 1941 has captured images of poverty, pain, fashion, beauty, celebrities, and images of social freedom.
Parks’ seamless movement between such diverse topics strikes a balance between social and aesthetic concerns, sketching a poetic portrait of post-war culture in the U.S. and abroad.
Parks is recognized for his significant contributions in photography, film, literature and music; however, his greatest achievement may be his triumph over both personal and social adversity to fulfill his potential to dream.
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 USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education): Gordon Parks: renaissance man - internationally-known photographer
Parks was given great access to celebrities, gaining their trust and shooting beautiful and touching portraits, including actress Ingrid Bergman; artists Alberto Giacometti, Alexander Calder, and Marcel Duchamp; socialite Gloria Vanderbilt; and musicians Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.
In 1961, Parks was assigned to photograph poverty against a backdrop of cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro.
Parks shot and wrote about the family's reliance on their son, and documented his deteriorating health and its effect on the family, a story which has become a classic example of photojournalism.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1272/is_n2640_v127/ai_21114541   (1489 words)

  
 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Gordon Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The youngest of fifteen children, Gordon Parks was born into the devout Methodist family of Sarah Ross Parks and Andrew Jackson Parks in 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas.
The security that Parks derived from the quiet strength of his father and his mother's love was shattered when she died during his fifteenth year.
After the FSA disbanded in 1943, Parks worked as a correspondent for the Office of War Information, where he taught himself about "writing to the point." One of his assignments was photographing the training of the first unit of fl fighter pilots, the 332nd Fighter Group.
www.galegroup.com /free_resources/bhm/bio/parks_g.htm   (2497 words)

  
 Gordon County Online - Front Page
Gordon County is one of Georgia's 159 counties and is rich in natural and historic resources.
Gordon County is strategically located on I-75 in Northwest Georgia, 45 minutes from both Atlanta and Chattanooga.
Gordon County and its environs possesses a vast array of quality-of-life resources including civil war historic sites, state parks, quality health care, excellent public and higher educational opportunities, a cultural arts center, a regional outlet mall, and the nearby fast pace urban life of Georgia's capital city of Atlanta.
www.gordoncounty.org   (264 words)

  
 Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks-- Oakland Museum of California
It wasn’t until Parks was 25 and working as a waiter on the Northern Pacific Railroad, that he was introduced to pictures made by social documentary photographers for Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) Historical Section, a government agency designed to create a historical record of social and cultural conditions around the country.
Parks’ first professional picture taken while he was working for FSA is now one of his most famous.
After gaining fame as a photographer, says Brookman, "Parks was able to fluidly move back and forth between various dichotomies—fl and white, rich and poor, politics and entertainment, journalism and art, truth and fiction—to observe and report his feelings." Parks has made his own experiences—his life and feelings about those around him—central to his work.
www.museumca.org /exhibit/exhi_gordon_parks.html   (1119 words)

  
 Online Art Magazine - Gordon Parks: Appreciation of an artist's life work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The youngest of fifteen children, Parks was born in 1912 and raised in Fort Scott, Kansas.
Parks repeatedly credits his parents as being his heroes, for the "Compassion and generosity", as they managed to raise such a large family in a small two-bedroom house.
A charwoman happened to be mopping the floor of the FSA building when everyone else had left for the day, and Parks asked her to pose for his camera.
www.ebsqart.com /ArtMagazine/za_264.htm   (1558 words)

  
 Photographs from the FSA and OWI
Gordon Parks was born in Kansas in 1912 and spent his youth in Minnesota.
Parks, who had admired the Farm Security Administration photographs for some time, planned to spend his fellowship year as an apprentice photographer in Stryker's section and had received encouragement from the FSA Jack Delano when he was applying for the fellowship.
Parks made his first photographs of Watson in an office with a large American flag on the wall, two of which are included here.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/fsahtml/fachap07.html   (1396 words)

  
 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Gordon Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The youngest of fifteen children, Gordon Parks was born into the devout Methodist family of Sarah Ross Parks and Andrew Jackson Parks in 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas.
The security that Parks derived from the quiet strength of his father and his mother's love was shattered when she died during his fifteenth year.
After the FSA disbanded in 1943, Parks worked as a correspondent for the Office of War Information, where he taught himself about "writing to the point." One of his assignments was photographing the training of the first unit of fl fighter pilots, the 332nd Fighter Group.
gale.cengage.com /free_resources/bhm/bio/parks_g.htm   (2517 words)

  
 Open Directory - Arts: People: P: Parks, Gordon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A Kansas Portrait: Gordon Parks - Biographical essay on the photographer, writer, and filmmaker.
Visual excellence is Gordon Parks - Biographical essay on the African-American photographer and filmmaker.
Gordon Parks: Appreciation of an artist's life work - A photography instructor outlines the career of the groundbreaking fl movie director and photographer.
dmoz.org /Arts/People/P/Parks,_Gordon   (413 words)

  
 New York Institute of Photography - Tips for Better Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
But at age 88, Parks' most powerful contribution to the twentieth century could most readily be identified as his unflinching and gritty photojournalistic images, which reached their greatest expressive form during Parks' stint as a photographer for LIFE magazine.
Parks, whose mother died when he was only a teenager, was the youngest of 15 children.
Parks stayed involved past publication of the photos, returning to visit the de Silvas and assist in the transportation of Flavio to the hospital.
www.nyip.com /tips/topic_spotlight1100.html   (1469 words)

  
 Gordon Parks
Best known as an acclaimed photographer, Gordon Parks was also a highly accomplished writer, filmmaker, and composer.
Gordon Parks, Director of 'Shaft,' to Receive DaimlerChrysler's 2003 'Behind the Lens' Award; * DaimlerChrysler recognizes Hollywood's 'Behind the Lens' artists * Pioneer in Black filmmaking, Gordon Parks, honored.
For Gordon Parks, racism was a foe to be defeated with the mind.
www.infoplease.com /ipea/A0930433.html   (496 words)

  
 Gordon Parks --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The park, established in 1981 and doubled in area in 1990, covers 1,700 square miles (4,400 square km) of alpine slopes, undulating hills, and coastline.
It constitutes, together with neighbouring Southwest National Park to the south and Cradle Mountain–Lake St. Clair National Park to the north, the central section of the...
Together with the adjacent Franklin–Lower Gordon Wild Rivers National Park (established in 1981), Southwest forms the core of the Tasmanian Wilderness, a World Heritage site that is perhaps the best-known wilderness area in Australia.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9002502   (821 words)

  
 Gordon Parks Center
Fort Scott native Gordon Parks left his hometown in the 1920’s to forge a new path for himself, overcoming adversity and using his creative talents to improve the world around him.
Parks, the poem is printed on 8 1/2" x 11" parchment paper.
Parks and his lifelong message of equality, diversity, and creativity.
www.gordonparkscenter.org /supporters.asp   (463 words)

  
 NPR : Multitalented Artist Gordon Parks Dies at 93
In one of Parks' most famous photographs, taken in 1942, Watson stands in an office with a large American flag on the wall.
Parks, who also wrote fiction and was an accomplished composer, died in New York, his nephew, Charles Parks, said in a telephone interview from Lawrence, Kan.
Parks was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kan., the youngest of 15 children.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=5250990   (500 words)

  
 AXE - Special Collections - Gordon Parks
Born November 30, 1912, in Fort Scott, Kansas, Gordon Parks overcame the difficulties of poverty, racism, and being poorly educated to achieve success as a photographer, writer, film director, and composer.
In 1948 Parks was hired as a Life magazine photographer, a position he held for over twenty years.
The Biographical Series includes information about Parks copied from standard reference works, a number of articles and clippings that date from 1968 to 2004, and portrait photographs of Parks.
library.pittstate.edu /spcoll/ndxparks.html   (717 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Learning Tree: Books: Gordon Parks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The "picture taking man," as Parks was often called, crafted a finely layered novel about coming of age in the years prior to integration and the civil rights movement.
Parks' attitude toward being prejudice about individuals keeps the reader to feel the anger by seeing the injustice done to his characters.
Parks also wants the reader to understand that we live in a good world now and that everything is in peace, there are no such worries about life.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0449215040?v=glance   (1383 words)

  
 Gordon Parks (1912 - ) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
It is co-curated by Philip Brookman, curator of photography and media arts at the Corcoran, and Deborah Willis, curator at the Center for African-American H...
From Storm King, Pepsico, the Newly opened Sculpture Park of the National Gallery on the Mall, to the fabulous Fondation Maeght (St Paul de Vence) and, of course, Louisiana near Copenhagen; see it all at www.artnut.com URL created by San Francisco...
Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks and related programs are made possible by AOL Time Warner and Ford Motor Company.
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 Gordon Parks — FactMonster.com
Best known as an acclaimed photographer, Gordon Parks was also a highly accomplished writer, filmmaker, and composer.
Parks directed eight films, ranging from documentaries to thrillers.
Over the years, Parks published a number of novels and memoirs as well as poetry.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0930433.html   (336 words)

  
 Alibris: Gordon Parks
Photographer, filmmaker, screenwriter, director, and composer Gordon Parks reflects on his own dramatic life, from his poor Kansas origins to his great triumphs in America and abroad.
Encompassing the major events of five decades of his life, Parks relates with excitement, humor, and often anger his experiences--first to survive, then overcome, and...
Images by master photographer Gordon Parks: 65 color shots of the splendors of land and sea.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Parks,Gordon   (825 words)

  
 Call For Entries: 2005 Gordon Parks International Photography Competition
The 2005 Gordon Parks International Photo Competition has issued a call for entries for their 17th annual competition.
“The 17th Annual Gordon Parks Photography Competition honors one of the world’s most famous photographers, Gordon Parks, who was born and raised in Fort Scott.
The contest is also part of the Second Annual Gordon Parks Celebration Of Culture and Diversity, which runs October 5-8 at the Center.
www.nppa.org /news_and_events/news/2005/04/parks2005.html   (533 words)

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