Article on MSN.com
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." -- Chinese Proverb.
Very sad. He was a great photographer.
Thanks for this notice Nikki. It must have just been released as I could find no mention of it in a Google search.
I remove my hat and stand in honor as he passes.
As a fellow Kansan, I say that GP ranks right next to Dwight Eisenhower in terms of Kansans who "made it" in the World. GP's accomplishments earned him the title of "Great".
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Another giant of the photography world is gone. I can't say I care much for his work, but you can't deny the imact it made.
Robert M. Teague
"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist" -- Louis Nizer
America has lost a fine citizen and a very good photographer, movie maker and musician. Sad am I to hear of his death.
Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)
At 93, he lived a rich and full life.
We should all be so lucky.
We had a thread something like this a couple of years ago when another photographer died and it was noted that photographers seem to live very long lives.
Maybe the selenium.
I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.
The DMA, in Dallas, held a retrospective of his work last year....a very talanted man, a very sad day. Let us all celebrate his life, we can only hope to have such a full one.
For those who don't know, here is a quick glimpse of Gordon Park's life, and work.
"One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid,
and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"
One of his books, "Half Past Autumn" is a great one to learn about his multi- talent in music, poetry, cinema, and photography.