Remember Me

Gordon Parks : How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Children's - Grade 1-2, Age 6-7 
1 volume (unpaged)  
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ISBN 9780807530177
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A magazine spread about migrant workers moved then-porter Gordon Parks to buy a camera and teach himself the craft. He sensed injustice, particularly "the unfairness of segregation" and soon learned to tell its story through the lens. His skilled shots eventually landed in major magazines, their first captures by a black photographer. An impactful way to show how the efforts of one man can give voice to those without.
Publisher Summary
Presents the life and accomplishments of the first black director in Hollywood who became the first African American photographer for Life magazine.

Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed.
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