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Filmmaker, photographer Gordon Parks dies


Gordon Parks, a photojournalist who later became Hollywood's first prominent black movie director, has died. He was 93 years old.

Image, 1963, Gordon Parks: "Ethel Shariff was the leader of the women's corps of the Black Muslims, wife of the chief of the elite guard, and daughter of Elijah Muhammad, the spiritual leader of the Black Muslim movement. This image was part of the photographic essay on Malcolm X and the Muslims that ran in LIFE, accompanied by Parks's essay 'What Their Cry Means to Me—A Negro's Own Evaluation.'" Link. (Thanks, Mark Ebner)


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