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Photographer Gordon Parks was the first African-American to work at Life Magazine?


In addition to his work with Life, Gordon was commissioned by Vogue to shoot fashion photography, and went on to direct blaxploitation films like Shaft and Super Fly. A true renaissance Man, this artist, writer, composer, and filmmaker was a co-founder of Essence Magazine.

3 thoughts on “Fun Black Fashion Fact: Gordon Parks”

  1. Just wanted to state that he did not direct the film superfly. It was actually his son Gordon junior who wrote and directed it. He did give him money to finish the film.

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