Gordon Parks is certainly a person of note in the arts scene during the last half of the 20th Century. We're glad that his work is getting another look, a look by millions, in an upcoming New York City exhibition. Read more about it at the New York Times.
Gordon told a great story about his first foray into photography. One that took place right here in the Twin Cities on behalf of a local fashion retailer. It was a confluence of factors that worked to break him onto the scene, one that has certainly benefitted from his work.
Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization Member, The Gordon Parks Gallery at Metro State is a great local place to explore more about Gordon Parks.
Also this video of his life "Half Past Autumn - The Life And Works of Gordon Parks" is worth the time.