STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,160 this week

Gordon Parks (1912–2006)


The pre-eminent American photojournalist of sub-Saharan descent. An acclaimed photographer for Life magazine from the late 40s through late 60s, he turned to directing films, his second of which, the blaxploitation movie Shaft (1971), achieved success at the box office. In 1989 his first film effort, The Learning Tree (1969), was selected among ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: October

Are you ready for the return of Michael Myers in Halloween? We are! See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about.

Visit IMDb Picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 30 images
updated 8 months ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 people
created 02 Feb 2016
 
a list of 21 people
created 07 Mar 2017
 
a list of 30 images
created 09 Feb 2017
 
a list of 40 people
created 28 Jan 2016
 
a list of 130 people
created 3 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Gordon Parks's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »

Known For

(1969)
(1972)
Malcolm X Camera and Electrical Department
(1992)
Shaft Director
(1971)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (9 credits)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 Leadbelly
 1971 Shaft
 1964 Flavio (Documentary short)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (4 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (4 credits)
Show Show Composer (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (25 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Learning Tree" (filmed as The Learning Tree (1969)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gordon Parks Sr.
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[1976 interview in "The Village Voice"] I don't make black exploitation films.

Trivia:

Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Writers Branch) See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed