By Gordon Parks
He has performed all of it. Gordon Parks's lifestyles is an incredible litany of firsts: within the Nineteen Forties he used to be the 1st African-American photographer to paintings for the Farm defense management and for Vogue and Life magazines; within the Nineteen Sixties he might turn into the 1st African-American director of an important movie. A dominating determine in modern American tradition, he's an artist of uncompromising imaginative and prescient and creativity.
In 2002 Parks obtained the Jackie Robinson beginning Lifetime success Award and was once inducted into the overseas images corridor of repute, simply the newest in a chain of honors that begun while he got a prestigious Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in 1941 and which now contains an Emmy, a countrywide Medal of the humanities, and over fifty honorary doctorates. Now in his nineties, he may possibly simply leisure on his laurels, however the luminous photos on show in Eyes with Winged Thoughts and the poems -- a few meditative and lyrical, a few uncooked with emotion concerning the warfare in Iraq and the tragedy of the tsunami -- exhibit that he's nonetheless a real American Renaissance man.
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Eyes with Winged Thoughts: Poems and Photographs by Gordon Parks