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Parks, Gordon 1912-2006

Works: 620 works in 1,146 publications in 3 languages and 26,885 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films  Poetry  Educational films  Internet videos  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Photographer, Composer, Narrator, Performer, Illustrator, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Film editor, Artist, fmd, Restager, Producer, Honoree
Classifications: TR140.P35, B
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Born Black by Gordon Parks( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 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 )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and French and held by 707 libraries worldwide
A collection of Parks' poetry and photography
Gordon Parks: whispers of intimate things by Gordon Parks( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
A collection of Parks' poems and photography
The learning tree ( visu )
17 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 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 )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 566 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
Moments without proper names by Gordon Parks( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
This oversized book of photography and verse reflects many aspects of the highly emotional, uncommonly eventful life of the author: the confusion and poverty he experienced as a child growing up in Fort Scott, Kansas; the bigotry, drug addiction, terror, chaos and blatant inhumanity to which he was exposed as a rising journalist and photographer; the beauty and sophistication with which his professional career is associated today
Shannon by Gordon Parks( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave ( visu )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 481 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
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 International Fund for Concerned Photography( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Flavio by Gordon Parks( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Gordon Parks : no excuses by Ann Parr( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Biography of the first black photographer for Life magazine who also is a successful novelist, director, producer, screenwriter, and music composer
In love by Gordon Parks( Book )
4 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Arias in silence by Gordon Parks( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and Italian and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Arias in Silence encompasses the breadth of Gordon Park's compelling new photographic work. Now eighty, he has developed a new vision--fragmentary found objects appear against abstract watercolor backgrounds, evoking buttes the American Southwest, the Great Prairies, the rolling surf of the Atlantic, or the landscapes of Chinese scroll paintings. More than two dozen of his original, previously unpublished poems accompany the photographs and express the wisdom, love, yearning, and drive that are the core of Park's artistic life
Gordon Parks : visions ( visu )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
The life story of award-winning photographer, composer, director, filmmaker and author, Gordon Parks
Glimpses toward infinity by Gordon Parks( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and Italian and held by 230 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
Back to Fort Scott : Gordon Parks by Karen E Haas( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 188 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"--
Growing up black : from the slave days to the present - 25 African-Americans reveal the trials and triumphs of their childhoods by Bill Adler( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 182 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
Gordon Parks : a Harlem family 1967 by Gordon Parks( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 honours the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition catalogue is co-published by The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Gordon Parks Foundation and features approximately eighty black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Gordon Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay. A searing portrait of poverty in the United States, the Fontenelle photographs provide a view of Harlem through the narrative of a specific family at a particular moment in time
Gordon Parks : segregation story by Gordon Parks( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In September 1956 Life published a photo-essay by Gordon Parks which documented the everyday activities and rituals of one extended African American family living in the rural South under Jim Crow segregation. One of the most powerful photographs depicts Joanne Thornton Wilson and her niece, Shirley Anne Kirksey standing in front of a theater in Mobile, Alabama, an image which became a forceful weapon of choice in the struggle against racism and segregation. While 26 photos were eventually published in Life and some were exhibited in his lifetime, the bulk of Parks's assignment was thought to be lost. In 2011, five years after Parks's death, the Gordon Parks Foundation discovered more than 70 colour transparencies at the bottom of an old storage bin marked 'Segregation Series' that are now published for the first time
The photographs of Gordon Parks by Martin H Bush( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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Buchanan Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander 1912-2006
Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks Amerikaans filmregisseur
Gordon Parks Amerikai fotgráfus
Gordon Parks cinéaste américain
Gordon Parks regista, sceneggiatore e attore statunitense
Gordon Parks US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Fotograf
Parks, Gordon 1912-2006 Sr
Parks, Gordon A. 1912-2006
Parks, Gordon Alexander Buchanan
Parks, Gordon Alexander Buchanan 1912-2006
Parks, Gordon Jr
Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan
Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan 1912-2006
Parks, Gordon, Sr., 1912-2006
Гордон Паркс
גורדון פארקס
גורדון פארקס שחקן אמריקאי
جوردون باركس
قوردون پارکس
گوردون پارکس بازیگر، عکاس، و کارگردان آمریکایی
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English (179)
French (3)
Italian (2)
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