Gordon Parks: I AM YOU: Selected Works 1934-1978
Gordon Parks (1912-2006) captured half a century of the vast changes to the American cultural landscape in his career. I Am You: Selected Works 1934-1978, the companion book to an exhibition at C/O Berlin Foundation and Foam, 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.
- Author: Feliz Hoffman and Peter W. Kunhardt
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9978-3958291829
- Dimensions: 29.0 x 25.0 cm