PUBLISHER
Steidl / The Gordon Parks Foundation

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 160 pgs / 50 color / 150 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2017 p. 43   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783958293441 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $57.50

AVAILABILITY
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The most widely read photo-essay of all time: Gordon Parks's 1961 Life Magazine story of the little boy Flavio living in wrenching poverty in Brazil
  • Parks' moving black-and-white photographs and story elicited more than 3,000 letters and $25,000 in donations to assist the boy, his family and the favela. Parks and Flavio remained close throughout the rest of Parks life - this book covers essay and its aftermath.
  • ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Gordon Parks was born in Ft Scott, Kansas, started his photography career in St Paul, Minnesota, and traveled throughout the US as part of the Farm Security Administration (FSA). He lived most of his adult life in NYC. Gordon Parks was a photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer who is best known for chronicle the African-American experience for LIFE Magazine, writing and directing the film Shaft, and the author of autobiographical memoir The Learning Tree. The Parks Foundation is run out of Plesantville NY. FSA Archives are at Library of Congress in Washington DC.
  • PRESS & PROMOTION: Accompanies Exhibition at Toronto: Ryerson Image Centre, September 2018 traveling to the Getty, Los Angeles, July 2019.

The extraordinary story of one Life photo-essay by Gordon Parks and its impact

  

STEIDL / THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

Edited with text by Paul Roth, Amanda Maddox. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Flávio Pinheiro, Timothy Potts. Text by Sérgio Burgi, Beatriz Jaguaribe, Maria Alice Rezende de Carvalho, Natalie Spagnol.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story.'

The extraordinary story of one Life photo-essay by Gordon Parks and its impact

This book explores a once-popular picture story by Gordon Parks and the extraordinary chain of events it prompted. Published in Life magazine in June 1961 as “Poverty: Freedom’s Fearful Foe,” this empathetic photo-essay profiled the da Silva family, living in a hillside favela near a wealthy enclave of Rio de Janeiro. Focused primarily on the eldest son Flavio, an industrious 12-year-old suffering from crippling asthma, Parks’ story elicited more than 3,000 letters and $25,000 in donations from Life readers to help the family and the favela.

In Brazil the story sparked controversy; one news magazine, O Cruzeiro, retaliated against Life and sent photographer Henri Ballot to document poverty in New York City. Undeterred, Life embarked on a multi-year “rescue” effort that involved moving Flavio to a Denver hospital, relocating the family to a new home and administering funds to support the favela. The story, as well as Parks’ relationship to Flavio, continued to develop over many years. The details of this extraordinary history provide a fascinating example of US exceptionalism during the early 1960s and a revealing look inside the power and cultural force of the “Great American Magazine.”


Featured image is reproduced from 'Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story.'

Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

STATUS: Forthcoming | 1/23/2018

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Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

GORDON PARKS: THE FLAVIO STORY

STEIDL / THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958293441 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 1/23/2018
Forthcoming


Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958292628 | US $145.00

Pub Date: 5/23/2017
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: I Am You

GORDON PARKS: I AM YOU

Edited with text by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Felix Hoffman.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/C/O BERLIN

ISBN: 9783958291829 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | Awaiting stock


Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem

INVISIBLE MAN: GORDON PARKS AND RALPH ELLISON IN HARLEM

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

ISBN: 9783958291096 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 6/28/2016
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

GORDON PARKS: BACK TO FORT SCOTT

Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. Introduction by Isabel Wilkerson. Text by Karen Haas.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869309187 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 5/26/2015
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

GORDON PARKS: SEGREGATION STORY

Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Brett Abbott. Introduction by Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Text by Maurice Berger.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869308012 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/28/2015
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305301 | US $185.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2012
Active | Awaiting stock


Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

GORDON PARKS: THE MAKING OF AN ARGUMENT

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307213 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 10/1/2013
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family

GORDON PARKS: A HARLEM FAMILY

Edited by Thelma Golden, Elizabeth Gwinn, Lauren Haynes. Foreword by Raymond J. McGuire.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869306025 | US $40.00

Pub Date: 1/15/2013
Active | In stock




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