R.I.P. Gordon Parks

Discussion in 'Honoring Black Ancestors' started by I-khan, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. I-khan

    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    46
    Ratings:
    +47
    Filmmaker Gordon Parks Dies at 93

    By POLLY ANDERSON, Associated Press Writer 5 minutes ago


    NEW YORK

    Gordon Parks, who captured the struggles and triumphs of black America as a photographer for Life magazine and then became Hollywood's first major black director with "The Learning Tree" and the hit "Shaft," died Tuesday, a family member said. He was 93.


    Parks, who also wrote fiction and was an accomplished composer, died in New York, his nephew, Charles Parks, said in a telephone interview from Lawrence, Kan.

    "Nothing came easy," Parks wrote in his autobiography. "I was just born with a need to explore every tool shop of my mind, and with long searching and hard work. I became devoted to my restlessness."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060308...n_mo/obit_parks
     
  2. Tantrum

    Tantrum Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,965
    Likes Received:
    11
    Occupation:
    Pos Technical Support
    Location:
    Windy City
    Ratings:
    +12
    Peace My Brother for real
    All the greats from every era every industry
    Are slowly passing away-Much Love
    Brother Parks
     
  3. ibrahim

    ibrahim Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Country:
    Ghana
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2005
    Messages:
    1,047
    Likes Received:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Ghana, West Africa
    Ratings:
    +122
    Never heard of this guy.
    But may he Rest In Peace
     
  4. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2004
    Messages:
    3,210
    Likes Received:
    62
    Ratings:
    +62

    Thanks brother I-Khan, this was one helluva man, who lived one helluva life! Awesome is too weak a word to describe him... He was a totally liberated man, who lived his life his way... If I could only say as much about myself...
    Rest in Peace, Mr. Gordon Parks...


    Peace!
    Isaiah
     
  5. I-khan

    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,344
    Likes Received:
    46
    Ratings:
    +47
    I have been looking into buying some of his books,and I already saw SHAFT.This man was a great example on how to express oneself on many levels.
     
  6. $$RICH$$

    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2001
    Messages:
    69,983
    Likes Received:
    3,978
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    BUSINESS owner
    Location:
    Da~WINDY*CITY //CHICAGO
    Ratings:
    +4,178
    I was reading about him and all he done he was an Iconic indeed
    He was a true Photographer got his start at age 25 land a job with
    VOGUE Magazine and later to LIFE in 1948

    He also directed the Black film SHAFT BIG SCORE in 1972
    other films
    The super cops in 1974
    Aaron loves angela 1975
    Lead belly in 1976
    1989 he wrote and directed the film ( The Learning Tree )

    He was a Novalist & Poet
    ( Camera portraits : Techniques and principles of documentary portraiture)
    in 1948
    (Born Black)
    in 1971........................he was 93 yrs old

    R . I . P
    Gordon Parks
     
  7. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2003
    Messages:
    1,346
    Likes Received:
    33
    Occupation:
    Scheduling Coordinator for large Health System
    Location:
    Da' Gump
    Ratings:
    +36
Loading...