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ID: 500019962
 
Record Type: Person
Parks, Gordon (American photographer, writer, film director, 1912-2006)

Note: Self-taught, Parks worked as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration from 1942-1943, Life Magazine from 1948-1961, where he was the first black staff photographer; and as a freelance fashion photographer. He directed in films in the 1960s and 1970s including "The Learning Tree" and "Shaft," composed music, and was the author of several books, mostly memoirs.

Names:
Parks, Gordon (preferred,V,index,LC)
Gordon Parks (V,display)
Parks, Gordon Alexander Buchanan (V)
Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
African-American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
composer
photographer
writer
author
film director

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Fort Scott (Bourbon county, Kansas, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Parks, Gordon (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer, writer, film director, 1912-2006) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American photographer, writer, and composer; born Fort Scott, Kansas in 1912) ..... [VP]
(American photographer, author, film director, composer, b.1912) ..... [BHA]
(African American photographer, 1912-2006) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist, 1912-2006) ..... [GRL]

Sources and Contributors:
Gordon Parks ........ [VP]
..........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Parks, Gordon ........ [GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) 188
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79090095
Parks, Gordon Alexander Buchanan ........ [BHA Preferred, Grove Art, VP]
................................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
................................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
Parks, Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan ........ [VP]
...........................................................................  Grundberg, Gordon Parks, New York Times (2006)

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRL, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79090095
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) 188
....................  Grundberg, Gordon Parks, New York Times (2006)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79090095
....................  Naggar, Dictionnaire des photographes (1982)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  Parry, Photography Index (1979)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grundberg, Gordon Parks, New York Times (2006)
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