Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Oh... Man...

Wow... I'm depressed.

Look... A baseball player dies, and the news is STILL all about him.

Today someone died, and they're actually important. And I'll bet you TONNES of money that the news tonight doesn't spend the entire newscast on HIS death.

Fort Scott native Gordon Parks dies at age 93
Parks was born Nov. 30, 1912 in Fort Scott, and left at the age of 16. A photographer for Life Magazine, he became the first African-American to direct a major Hollywood production with "The Learning Tree," a memoir of his youth that was partially shot in Fort Scott. (Story Link.) to avoid "registering" username:dogbreath password: runrun

Perhaps, if you're not a photographer, you may not have any idea who this amazing man was... So... Here's a link to check out: Gordon Parks

There are very few heroes that I have in the photographic world... He's one of them.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Parks. Thank you for all you have done for the world, through your photography.