(1912–2006), US photographer, writer, movie director, and composer; full name Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks. He worked as a photographer for the Farm Security Administration 1941–44 before becoming a photojournalist for Life magazine 1949–70. He wrote The Learning Tree (1963), Born Black (1971), and Shannon (1981) and directed the movies Shaft (1971) and The Super Cops (1974).
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