PUBLISHER
Steidl/The Gordon Parks Foundation/The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 176 pgs / 5 color / 110 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 12   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783958296190 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $75.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Kansas City, MO
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 12/10/19–07/06/20

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

Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali

Edited by Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Paul Roth, April Watson. Foreword by Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., Julián Zugazagoitia. Introduction by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Text by Gerald Early, April Watson.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali.'

With fantastic previously unseen images, this book represents a collaboration between two heroes of Black American culture

In 1966 Life magazine assigned famed photographer Gordon Parks to cover Muhammad Ali, the brash young boxing champion. Four years later in 1970, the two came together again for a second feature story in “The Great American Magazine.” These encounters framed a critical passage in the career of the controversial heavyweight, whose antiwar and black separatist views had led to widespread vilification in the United States. They also marked a significant moment of transition for Parks, then following up his remarkable success in photojournalism with new projects as an author, filmmaker and composer.

Collaborating on these two stories, Parks and Ali transcended their routine roles as journalist and athlete to make sense of an epoch and the American struggle against racial inequality, in which both were key players. Parks’ intimate perspective on Ali during this crucial period is indispensable to understanding the boxer called “the greatest of all time.” This book includes an expansive selection of photographs from Parks’ original reportage, many never before published, as well as reproductions of his original stories as they appeared in Life magazine.

Gordon Parks was born into poverty and segregation in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1912. An itinerant laborer, 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 storied tenures photographing for the Farm Security Administration (1941–45) and Life magazine (1948–72), Parks evolved into a modern-day Renaissance man, finding success as a film director, writer and composer. The first African American director to helm a major motion picture, he helped launch the blaxploitation genre with his film Shaft (1971). He wrote numerous memoirs, novels and books of poetry, and received many awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Parks died in 2006.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali.'

Gordon Parks: Muhammad Ali

STATUS: Forthcoming | 1/21/2020

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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: 1/21/2020
Forthcoming


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: Collected Works

GORDON PARKS: COLLECTED WORKS

STEIDL/THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION

ISBN: 9783958292628
USD $145.00
| CAN $195

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


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
Active | In stock



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