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Old 03-07-2006, 08:09 PM
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Unhappy RIP Gordon Parks

I am a huuuge fan of The Learning Tree.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060308/..._mo/obit_parks

NEW YORK - Gordon Parks, who captured the struggles and triumphs of black America as a photographer for Life magazine and then became Hollywood's first major black director with "The Learning Tree" and the hit "Shaft," died Tuesday, a family member said. He was 93.

Parks, who also wrote fiction and was an accomplished composer, died in New York, his nephew, Charles Parks, said in a telephone interview from Lawrence, Kan.

"Nothing came easy," Parks wrote in his autobiography. "I was just born with a need to explore every tool shop of my mind, and with long searching and hard work. I became devoted to my restlessness."
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:18 PM
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Sad... Pioneers are leaving left and right...
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:25 PM
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Rest In Peace.

I was just telling my mother that death lately has been coming in threes. This week they came within the last 24 hours.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:33 PM
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Rest in peace, Mr. Parks.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:41 PM
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I'm saddened to hear of Gordon Parks' passing. His "A Choice of Weapons," which I read in high school, stayed with me. While he will be missed, his legacy remains. May God rest his soul.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:56 PM
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RIP Gordon Parks.
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:40 PM
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Wow--another legend gone. This has been quite the year in significant passings already.

My prayers are with the Parks family in their time of need.

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Old 03-08-2006, 05:02 AM
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Old 03-08-2006, 06:11 AM
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R.I.P. Mr. Parks.
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:02 PM
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I just read this in the news paper. My heart sank

SF Gate.com (San Francisco Chronicle)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...sn=001&sc=1000
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Old 03-08-2006, 05:34 PM
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:45 PM
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I was shocked to hear the news I admired his work as a photographer he always has been a role model for me and I will actively pursue his vocation.
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Old 03-09-2006, 07:01 PM
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What a wonderful picture!

From SF Gate:
Gordon Parks hams it up for fellow photographers following a Harlem portrait session featuring himself and close to 100 other prominent African-American photographers in 2002. Associated Press photo by Suzanne Plunkett

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Old 03-09-2006, 08:12 PM
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Re: What a wonderful picture!

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Gordon Parks hams it up for fellow photographers following a Harlem portrait session featuring himself and close to 100 other prominent African-American photographers in 2002. Associated Press photo by Suzanne Plunkett


I love that picture also. There is so much joy in it.
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