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Gordon Parks

Muhammad Ali, Miami, FL, 1966

Gordon Parks was born in Fort Scott, Kansas in 1912.
He died in March of 2006.

Known for:
Parks is known for the work he accomplished as a photojournalist, as well as fashion photographs and documentary photographs of the
Civil Rights Movement.

Most Popular Images:
"Muhammad Ali"; "American Gothic"; "Portrait of Red Jackson".

Did you know ... ?
• Parks is also an acclaimed poet, filmmaker, composer and author.
• He was among the early
Life photographers.

"I picked up a camera because it was my choice of weapons against what I hated most about the universe: racism, intolerance, poverty."

General Format:
11" x 14" or 16" x 20" Silver gelatin and Cibachrome photographs.

How many photographs exist?
Gordon Parks prints in small unnumbered editions.

$2,500 - $12,500

How are the photographs printed and signed?
The photographs are signed by Gordon Parks in ink au recto or au verso.

Vintage photographs are rare. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Technical Information:
Parks's first camera was a Voightlander Brilliant.


Books - In Print:
Half Past Autumn: A Retrospective
- softcover, $40
Star for Noon
- hardback, $50

Available through A Gallery for Fine Photography upon request.

Price History:
1975: $100
1985: $500 - $1,500
1995: $1,500 - $5,000
2006-2008 $3500-12,500.

Authenticity is guaranteed. Prices and availability are subject to change without prior notice.

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