RIP Gordon Parks

Goodbye Gordon “Gordon Roger Alexander Buchannan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was a groundbreaking African American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist, and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life magazine, and as the director of the film, Shaft.”

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    Photo by Gordon Parks via

    His last birthday celebration with the dead (Jean Eustache) and alive (Terrence Malick) last year Nov. 30 and see his photo of Flavio.
    Flavio Gordon Parks Photo by Gordon Parks

    Tributes from Newsgrist and a film blog Greencine daily.

    Gordon Gordon Parks & Ingrid Bergman and Ingrid

    “Ingrid and Roberto felt like the whole world was against them,” Parks explains, “but Ingrid was sane enough to realize that they had to have a professional down there to take photos of them making the picture. She had seen a story of mine in LIFE, so she asked me to come to the island. Perhaps she thought I would do the story with more discretion.” (via)