TITLE

Gordon Parks: A renaissance man

AUTHOR(S)
WILLIAMS, JASMIN K.
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;11/10/2011, Vol. 102 Issue 45, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
A biography of photojournalist Gordon Parks is presented. He was born on November 30, 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas . He was born of tenant farmers. He taught himself photography and began working as a freelance portrait and fashion photographer. Then he wrote a book and several autobiographies. He also became first Black American to direct a major motion picture in Hollywood. He became the first Black to win an Oscar for music composition. He received a host of medals and honours.
ACCESSION #
70374988

 

Related Articles

  • This Week In Black History.  // Jet;12/07/98, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p22 

    Offers news briefs related to black history. Birth of photojournalist Gordon Parks in 1912; Death of author James Baldwin in 1987; Brief profiles of each.

  • My Friend, Malcolm X. Parks, Gordon; Parr, Ann // Footsteps;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p34 

    The article presents an interview with Gordon Parks, a photographer, movie producer, musical composer, painter and an author. When asked about how he met Malcolm X, he said that he found him on a Harlem street corner one night and then for three months, followed Malcolm. Malcolm was like his own...

  • Shooting straight: The many worlds of Gordon Parks. Moore, Deedee // Smithsonian;Apr89, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p66 

    Features Gordon Parks, an African-American photojournalist, writer, composer, poet and motion picture director. Personal and career background; Achievements of Parks as a photographer for 'Life' magazine; Factors that influenced the career of Parks; Popular works; Major influences; Artistic styles.

  • Final Tributes To Gordon Parks In New York And Kansas.  // Jet;4/3/2006, Vol. 109 Issue 13, p60 

    This article pays tribute to photojournalist and filmmaker Gordon Parks who died on March 7, 2006. The touring funeral traveled from New York City to Fort Scott, Kansas. The Gordon Parks Center for Culture and Diversity will be housed in the Fine Arts Center at the Fort Scott Community College....

  • Photojournalism.  // Black Firsts, Second Edition;2003, p418 

    Information on various African American photojournalists in the U.S. from 1949 to 1969 is presented. Gordon A. Parks Sr. became the first black photojournalist on the staff of "Life magazine" in 1949. He was named the Magazine Photographer of the Year in 1961. In 1969, Moneta J. Sleet Jr. became...

  • LENNY KRAVITZ. Parks, Gordon // Interview;Jun2004, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p82 

    Interviews singer and songwriter Lenny Kravitz about his music. Views on touring; Information on his future projects; Remarks on artist Gordon Parks; Influence of his parents on his music style.

  • Harlem Re-Shuffle: A Hip-Hop Convention Treads on Hallowed Ground. Linden, Amy // New York;10/12/98, Vol. 31 Issue 39, p20 

    Reports that more than 150 rappers and D.J.'s gathered in early October to re-create `Jazz Portrait,' Art Kane's photo and the subject of the documentary `A Great Day in Harlem.' Photographer Gordon Parks; Highlights of the photo shoot; The artists who attended; Quotes.

  • The Living Tree. Keller, Jullie // Art Business News;Sep2004, Vol. 31 Issue 9, p70 

    Profiles 92-year-old Gordon Parks, considered by the author as the most influential and multidimensional African-American photographers of his time. Achievements of Parks as a photographer, writer, composer and filmmaker; Parks' photographer career; Photography work for magazines in New York...

  • Spreading the Word.  // Time;7/21/1952, Vol. 60 Issue 3, p83 

    The article features African American conductor Dean Dixon, who conducted a performance with the 88-piece La Fenice Theater Orchestra at the Doges' Palace in Venice, Italy in mid-July 1952. Among the compositions that were played during the event include the compositions of such modern composers...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics