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    Default The passing of a Legend.

    Yesterday, Gordon Parks died. You may not recognize the name, but his works have spread around the world. Born Gordon Roger Alexander Buchannan Parks in 1917, the youngest of 15 children, he first began his incredible career as a photographer at the age of 25, using a camera bought from a pawn shop. He worked for the magazine Life and spent many years cultivating his unique style of telling a story through pictures documenting a single person's life. The first black photographer to work for the magazine, his career was not stymied by the attitudes of the times, instead it grew out of it. He told the stories that needed to be told, in the medium he knew best. Other memorable works include his 9 movies as hollywood's first major black director, among them was the 1971 classic "Shaft". Parks was also a self taught pianist and a reknowned composer. He was also a powerful Author and poet.

    It's hard not to find the lives of people like this kinda inspiring, neh?

    More Information available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Parks.
    Dear cousin choppitychop89, you were a good relative, though I hardly knew ye.

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    ah... a sad day. He truly was a legend.

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    huh ? Is it black history month today, C-N ?

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    Aikido is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    does it have to be black history month to celebrate the life of such an accomplished man? poor choice of words undead.

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    Even though I don't recognize the name......
    The list of accomplishments look great and he looks like he was truly an inspiration to many people....

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    well, its sound like Black history month in my school everyday >.>

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    Well, since he died yesterday, I think my timing was pretty good. His biography is an interesting one to read.
    Dear cousin choppitychop89, you were a good relative, though I hardly knew ye.

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    He really was amazing...I love his pictures.

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    Truly a legend may he rest in peace.

    Why do you have to post about black history and shit. He's a was a great man a fucking legend, it doesn't matter what race, do ppl always have to see shit through race.

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    woopty do, oh man such a great man has died *feints sadness* he will be remembered in our hearts forever, even the most of us that has never heard of him, may he rest in pieces

 

 
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