Gordon Parks: the Man of Many Hats


Gordon Parks and his wife Elizabeth Campbell, circa 1968. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was one of the 20th and 21st centuries great luminaries, most famous for his prolific career as a photojournalist for LIFE magazine. A man of many talents, this week we explore his unlikely career as a fashion photographer.

Additional Reading & Viewing

Additional Reading & Viewing

Parks, Gordon. A Hungry Heart. New York: Washington Square Press, 2005.

Parks, Gordon. The Learning Tree. New York: The Random House Publishing Group, 1963.

Rice, Craig. Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks, 2008. Link to full video here.