Gordon Parks by Roth RothGordon Parks by Roth Roth

Gordon Parks

byRoth RothForeword byPaul Roth

Paperback | May 20, 2014

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Gordon Parks (1912–2006) was a pioneering figure in 20th-century photography. The first African-American photographer to join the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and to become a staff photographer for Life magazine, he was also a writer, film director, and composer. While best known for documenting issues such as poverty, race relations, and civil rights, Parks was remarkably versatile, turning his gift for visual narrative to subjects as diverse as news reporting, fashion, art, and sports. He also captured prominent figures of his era, such as Malcolm X and Marilyn Monroe, in a series of memorable portraits. Working in the US and around the world, he was driven by a commitment to social justice: "The common search for a better world is deeper than color or blood."
Paul Roth is Senior Curator and Director of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
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Title:Gordon ParksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0500411093

ISBN - 13:9780500411094

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Explores a major American photographer crossing cultural, political and social divides with sophistication, sensitivity and style. — TIME LightBox[A] visually rich collection of work by one of history’s most eloquent and successful African American artists.  A recent addition to Thames & Hudson’s award-winning Photofile series of compact, affordable, but lavishly reproduced monographs, this newly introduced collection is an astonishing achievement. — Rangefinder