Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

Book - 2015
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"Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed"-- Book jacket.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, [2015]
ISBN: 9780807530177
Branch Call Number: j BIOGRAPHY 770.89 PARKS 2015 Beginning Facts
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Christoph, Jamey 1980-- Illustrator


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First black photographer whose works were in Vogue and Life Magazine, he captured American Gothic, a photographic statement that brought the issue of segregation to light.

A beautiful picture book biography of photographer, poet, novelist, and composer Gordon Parks. An author's note provides additional information and includes reproductions of four of Parks's photographs, including his most famous "American Gothic."

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