Gordon Parks

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Gordon Parks

Background-Born in Fort Scott KS-His father was a vegetable farmer-Faced discrimination -Atteneded segregated schools-Bought first camera at age 25

Gordon ParksPhotographer, writer, musician, film director

Took pictures for women's clothing store

Directed a lot of films of black lifeMost notably Shaft

Parks wrote poetry novels, autobiographies, non-fiction including photographic instruction manuals, and filmmaking books

November 1912- March 2006

"I chose my camera as a weapon against all things I dislike about America- poverty, racism, discrimination."

Popular during the civil rights movement


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