Gordon Parks’ Work

Gordon Parks was an accomplished photographer, filmmaker, composer, writer, and artist.  He began his photography career taking fashion photos for Frank Murphy’s clothing store in St. Paul, MN.  he is well known for his work with the Farm Security Administration, and was the first African American photographer for both Vogue and Life magazines.  He was the first African American to direct a major Hollywood feature film, and he has written several works of fiction, photographic technique manuals, and memoirs, and composed soundtracks for several of his films.