A true twentieth century Renaissance man, Gordon Parks is one of the most prolific and diverse artists in America today. A preeminent photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker, Parks’s artisitc vision knows no boundaries. This candid portrait of the artist is a journey throught the watershed moments on America’s social history, punctuated by Parks’ seminal works and his unique ability to follow his instincts to the most fascinating and challenging places in the world.
If you have 90 minutes of free time: sit back and watch this wonderful documentary about one of the most amazing American photographers of all time. Here’s a small excerpt:
“I was born dead. Our family doctor (…) had pronounced me dead and wrapped me up in a sheet and put me aside. He had a young assistant by the name of Gordon - he asked the doctor if he could try something. So he called my sisters, and they got a tub of water, and he asked them to get a chunk of ice out of the ice box, and he dunked me into the cold water and rubbed me against the ice, and I began to holler. And I’ve been hollering ever since…” (Gordon Parks)
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