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Photographer Gordon Parks
1984, 1 Jan (check)
Gelatin silver print
John Pineda/Getty Images, 57083412
American photographer and film director Gordon Parks (1912 - 2006) stands next to one of his most famous images, 'American Gothic,' which depicts a cleaning woman who holds a mop and broom beneath a large American flag, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1984. Parks was best known for his work in black America and the problems with poverty but also wrote fiction, journalism, and music, and was a choreographer and jazz performer.