Wednesday, March 08, 2006

A bad motha...

2006 doesn't only seem to be the year of our civil rights dying, but also of some of our creative legends dying.

Gordon Parks, born in Kansas over 90 years ago. Amazing artist. First Black man to be a staff photographer for life, poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter and director. My guess is, you've seen his awesoe film, Shaft.

Parks, Ray Baretto, and Wilson Pickett have already left us this year. Gordon Parks could either photograph Baretto and Pickett playing together, or put them together for the soundtrack of his next film.

Thank you, Gordon.


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