Black Celebration 17 & 18 of 28

Howard Bingham

"The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer."-Gordon Parks

Gordan Parks was a self-taught photographer who went on to direct the first major motion picture by an African-American, Shaft. Parks bought his first camera for $7.50 later becoming a staff photographer for LIFE, a renown fashion photographer for Vogue, and even an accomplished writer & composer.

Parks in a Six-on-Two double breasted blazer

Parks in a duffle coat on the set of Shaft

Howard Bingham also a self-taught photographer became Muhammad Ali's personal photographer and life long friend. In Ali Bingham's role is portrayed by Jeffery Wright.

Much regard,


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