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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.

Quote:
"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.

Prices:
$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:
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.

Portfolios:
None.

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

Availability:
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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