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Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation/C/O Berlin

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color & bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2016 p. 31   

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Gordon Parks: I Am You

Selected Works 1934-1978

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

Featured image is reproduced from 'Gordon Parks: I Am You.'Injustice, violence, the Civil Rights Movement, fashion and the arts--Gordon Parks captured half a century of the vast changes to the American cultural landscape in his multifaceted career. I Am You: Selected Works 1934–1978 reveals the breadth of his work as the first African American photographer for Vogue and Life magazines as well as a filmmaker and writer.

Reportage for major magazines dominated Parks’ work from 1948 to 1972. He chronicled black America’s struggle for equality, exposing the harsh realities of life in Harlem, institutionalized racism and shocking poverty. Parks was equally accomplished as a portraitist, capturing figures such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Duke Ellington and Ingrid Bergman. He turned his attention to film in the 1960s with social documentaries, as well as the cult classic Shaft (1971).

This volume traces all the threads of Parks’ achievement, examining the interaction between his photographic and filmic visions.

Gordon Parks (1912–2006) was born in Fort Scott, Kansas. He worked as a brothel pianist and railcar porter, among other jobs, before buying a camera at a pawnshop, training himself, and becoming a photographer. In addition to his tenures photographing for the Farm Security Administration (1941–45) and Life (1948–72), Parks evolved into a modern-day Renaissance man, finding success as a film director, writer and composer. He wrote numerous memoirs, novels and poetry, and received many awards, including the National Medal of Arts and more than 50 honorary degrees.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Gordon Parks: I Am You.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

New York Magazine, The Cut

Lena Rawley

…groundbreaking portraits taken throughout his career at Vogue and Life.

New York Journal of Books

Richard Rivera

an astounding book displaying the remarkable photographic talents of Gordon Parks

Crave

Miss Rosen

Parks understood that photography possessed the power to change the way we see and understand the world by speaking a language entirely its own.

The Guardian

[This] new book celebrates the breadth of photographer and film-maker Gordon Parks’s work, including his images of a racially divided south in the 1960s, his fashion work for Life and Vogue, and the heartbreaking poverty of a Harlem family.

Daily Mail Online

Charlie Moore

This extraordinary collection of images captures an America suffering from racial segregation and crippling poverty after the Second World War.

Feature Shoot

Ellyn Kali

Parks’s persistence makes us proud in 2017; the photographer loved his country, the world, and its people, and he challenged us to do better. But at the same time, looking at these pictures now comes with a lingering pang and the understanding that not all has been resolved. Those evils he battled— racism, inequality, poverty, violence— remain today.

New York Times Lens Blog

Maurice Berger

In the end, to understand these works in relationship to each other, as “Gordon Parks: I Am You” has done, is to grasp the collective brilliance of the artist’s work — the power of his imagery, which depicted people of all races in multiple media, to influence a broad national and international audience.

Gordon Parks: I Am You

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GORDON PARKS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Gordon Parks: The Atmosphere of Crime, 1957

GORDON PARKS: THE ATMOSPHERE OF CRIME, 1957

Edited with text by Sarah Hermanson Meister. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., Glenn D. Lowry. Text by Nicole Fleetwood, Bryan Stevenson.

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958296961
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 6/16/2020
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Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali

GORDON PARKS: MUHAMMAD ALI

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/THE NELSON-ATKINS MUSEUM OF ART

ISBN: 9783958296190
USD $55.00
| CAN $75

Pub Date: 2/11/2020
Active | In stock


Gordon Parks: The New Tide

GORDON PARKS: THE NEW TIDE

STEIDL/GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION/NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

ISBN: 9783958294943
USD $65.00
| CAN $92

Pub Date: 11/20/2018
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Gordon Parks: The Flavio Story

GORDON PARKS: THE FLAVIO STORY

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958293441
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 5/22/2018
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
USD $50.00
| CAN $67.5

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | Out of 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
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 6/28/2016
Active | Out of 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
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 2/28/2015
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Gordon Parks: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305301
USD $185.00
| CAN $250

Pub Date: 11/30/2012
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Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

GORDON PARKS: THE MAKING OF AN ARGUMENT

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869307213
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 10/1/2013
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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
USD $40.00
| CAN $54

Pub Date: 1/15/2013
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