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DAC Collection Artist Information

Gordon Parks

American photographer, writer, film director, and composer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
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.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500019962.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Gordon Parks:

Gordon Parks Big Momma and Boy, ca. 1967-1968 (printed ca. 1972) Gelatin silver print
Gordon Parks Stokely Carmichael, 1967 (printed ca. 1967) Gelatin silver print
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