June 7, 2012

The centennial of the photojournalist Gordon Parks’s birth was commemorated yesterday at a gala at the Museum of Modern Art. Attendees included Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz and Anna Wintour.

Parks was a photographer, filmmaker, writer and composer who used his prodigious, largely self-taught talents to chronicle the African-American experience and to retell his own personal history.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/06/07/fashion/20120607-SCENE.html

More on Gordon Parks: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/arts/design/08parks.html?pagewanted=all

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