Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940s through 1970s—particularly in issues of civil rights, poverty and African-Americans—and in glamour photography. Discover our vast collection of Parks images today.
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Gordon Parks was one of the most groundbreaking figures in 20th century photography. His photojournalism during the 1940s to the 1970s reveals important aspects of American culture, and he became known for focusing on issues of civil rights, poverty, race relations and urban life.
The youngest of 15 children, Parks was born into poverty and segregation in 1912 in Kansas and throughout his early life was subjected to abject discrimination. It wasn’t until he was 25 that he first picked up a camera. Parks was working as a waiter in a railroad dining car, and was moved to buy his first camera after looking at photographs in the magazines left by customers. The self-taught photographer went from job to job traveling across America to find work and landed on his feet as a freelance photographer at Vogue and soon after as a staff photographer at LIFE magazine. Despite constantly battling ingrained racist attitudes of the time, it was during these years that he produced his most iconic photographic essays.
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