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Gordon Roger Alexander Buchannan Parks (November 30, 1912 - March 7, 2006) was a groundbreaking African-American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist, and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for “Life” magazine and as the director of the 1971 film “Shaft”.
Parks is remembered for his activism, filmmaking, photography, and writings. He was the first African American to work at “Life” magazine, and the first to write, direct, and score a Hollywood film. Parks was a co-founder of “Essence” magazine and one of the early contributors to the blaxploitation genre.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Parks