Gordon Parks overcame the obstacles of poverty and racism and never gave up on his dreams. He attributes his drive for excellence to his mother who told him, "What a white boy can do, you can too--and no excuses." The first black photographer for "Life" magazine, Gordon Parks spent over two decades as a professional photographer. Since then his resume has grown to include novelist, musician, artist and poet. When Ann Parr interviewed Parks in person, she knew she had a success story that would inspire generations. Featuring forty-one vibrant black and white photographs and illustrations, this book includes details of Gordon Parks' life and his work. Included are his photographs of the poor, the Civil Rights movement, as well as stylish Parisian models.

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