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Parks, Gordon 1912-2006

Works: 561 works in 949 publications in 6 languages and 26,140 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Film adaptations  Blaxploitation films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Coming-of-age films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Director, Photographer, Composer, Performer, Narrator, Illustrator, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Film editor, Restager, Honoree
Classifications: PS3566.A73, B
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The learning tree by Gordon Parks( Book )
42 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 2,511 libraries worldwide
Autobiographical novel about a boy entering his teens in a racially segregated Kansas town in the 1920s
Shaft by Gordon Parks( visu )
34 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,286 libraries worldwide
Detective John Shaft is hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped teenage daughter and finds himself up against some Mafia chieftains who want to take over a chunk of the black underworld's uptown territory
Born Black by Gordon Parks( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks, a black man at ease with himself and with the white world, was able to communicate across the boundaries of race--a significant accomplishment in the racial polarization of the 1960s. This book is an intense and compassionate study of that polarization. Composed not only of articles commissioned by Life magazine but also material which appears here for the first time, this is a personal account of some of the men and movements from the decade of black revolution--1960 to 1970. Here is a report on the Black Muslims and an arresting glimpse of Malcolm X; an intimate portrait of Stokely Carmichael and another of Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay; a moving reflection on the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.; a glimpse into the life of a Harlem family. "I came to each story with a strong sense of involvement, finding it difficult to screen out my own memories of a scarred past," Parks writes. His own intense feeling, growing out of what he has become, is stamped on almost every page. The knowledge of the special perils and consequences of having been born black that the author shares with his subjects is, in the end, the real substance of this book--in the text and in the stunning photographs which accompany it.--From publisher description
A poet and his camera by Gordon Parks( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and French and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Gordon Parks: whispers of intimate things by Gordon Parks( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
The learning tree ( visu )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
Set in 1920s Kansas, the film traces one year in the life of young Newt, in which he learns about love, fear, racial injustice, and his own capacity for honor
Eyes with winged thoughts by Gordon Parks( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 582 libraries worldwide
A collection of photographs and poems conveys the author's personality as a Renaissance American and consider his meditations and emotions pertaining to such topics as the war in Iraq and the tsunami tragedy
Solomon Northup's odyssey twelve years a slave ( visu )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana
Shannon by Gordon Parks( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 libraries worldwide
Moments without proper names by Gordon Parks( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
The concerned photographer 2 : the photographs of Marc Riboud, Dr. Roman Vishniac, Bruce Davidson, Gordon Parks, Ernst Haas, Hiroshi Hamaya, Donald McCullin, W. Eugene Smith by Cornell Capa( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 libraries worldwide
Flavio by Gordon Parks( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
Gordon Parks : no excuses by Ann Parr( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Biography of the first black photographer for Life magazine who also is a successful novelist, director, producer, screenwriter, and music composer
Africa to America to Paris the migration of black writers ( visu )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and then discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. after the Harlem Renaissance. This program primarily traces the lives of James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Chester Himes who immigrated to Paris seeking greater intellectual freedom. Includes remembrances of fellow artists and readings from their diaries and works
Arias in silence by Gordon Parks( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Gordon Parks visions ( visu )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
The life story of award-winning photographer, composer, director, filmmaker and author, Gordon Parks
Glimpses toward infinity by Gordon Parks( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Features Gordon Park's most innovative and artistically dynamic works to date--evocative images of objects found in nature arranged in imaginary landscapes painted by the artist himself--alongside his most recent poems, including a moving homage to the Oklahoma City bombing
Growing up Black by Bill Adler( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians, and inner-city gang members
Back to Fort Scott : Gordon Parks by Karen E Haas( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
"The first African American photographer to be hired full time by Life magazine, Gordon Parks was often sent on assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover. In 1950 he returned on one such assignment to his hometown of Fort Scott in southeastern Kansas: he was to provide photographs for a piece on segregated schools and their impact on black children in the years prior to Brown v. Board of Education. Parks intended to revisit early memories of his birthplace, many involving serious racial discrimination, and to discover what had become of the 11 members of his junior high school graduation class since his departure 20 years earlier. But when he arrived only one member of the class remained in Fort Scott, the rest having followed the well-worn paths of the Great Migration in search of better lives in urban centers such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbus and Chicago. Heading out to those cities Parks found his friends and their families and photographed them on their porches, in their parlors and dining rooms, on their way to church and working at their jobs, and interviewed them about their decision to leave the segregated system of their youth and head north. His resulting photo essay was slated to appear in Life in the spring of 1951, but was ultimately never published. This book showcases the 80-photo series in a single volume for the first time, offering a sensitive and visually arresting view of our country's racialized history.Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas. The self-taught photographer also found success as a film director, author and composer. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts and over 50 honorary degrees."--Publisher's description
Half past autumn the life and works of Gordon Parks ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A look at the African-American photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker Gordon Parks
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Alternative Names
Buchanan Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander 1912-2006
Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks Amerikaans filmregisseur
Gordon Parks cinéaste américain
Gordon Parks regista, sceneggiatore e attore statunitense
Gordon Parks US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Fotograf
Parks, Gordon 1912-2006
Parks, Gordon 1912-2006 Sr
Parks, Gordon A. 1912-2006
Parks, Gordon Alexander Buchanan
Parks, Gordon Jr
Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan
Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan 1912-2006
Parks, Gordon, Sr., 1912-2006
Гордон Паркс
גורדון פארקס
جوردون باركس
گوردون پارکس بازیگر، عکاس، و کارگردان آمریکایی
გორდონ პარკსი
고던 파크스
English (253)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Dutch (2)
German (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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