[ Kostenlos Best ] Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White AmericaAutor Jamey Christoph – Hometrainer-tests.de

Gr This picture book biography of Gordon Parks highlights the growth of his career as a photographer Despite receiving little encouragement at school, Parks not only excelled at photography but also wrote novels, penned poetry, and composed music The rich, varied text Boiling mad, Parks vows to lay bare racism with his lens is complemented by the illustrations, which sharply contrast Parks s lifemostly shown in full colorwith sketches of his photographsin black and white or sepia tones Parks s career, which began with fashion shots and portraits, took off when he landed a job working for the Farm Security Administration in Washington, DC There, he became keenly aware of the inequalities between blacks and whites and began to document these differences When his boss directed him to talk to Ella Watson, a cleaning lady in the building, he photographed her at home with her family and produced his most famous photograph American Gothic An author s note provides additional information and includes reproductions of four of Parks s photographs While the book gets off to a choppy start, moving very rapidly over the photographer s early life, it provides a much needed portrait of a talented individual and views of his work VERDICT This effective overview is a solid addition for those looking to beef up their biography collections Fans of Weatherford s Leontyne Price Voice of a Century Knopf,, Becoming Billie Holiday Wordsong,, and I, Matthew Henson Polar Explorer Walker,will appreciate this attractive offeringMyra Zarnowski, City University of New YorkThis effective overview is a solid addition for those looking to beef up their biography collections Starred Review, School Library Journal, February , This is a promising vehicle for introducing young children to the power of photography as an agent for social change, and it may make them aware of contemporary victims of injustice in need of an advocate with a camera The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books, May Created with a certain elegance of line, Christoph s artwork includes many haunting, beautifully composed scenes Booklist, February , Christoph s spreads echo the pared narrative with a muted palette and modest styling, but their impact is powerful Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, December , Weatherford writes in the present tense with intensity, carefully choosing words that concisely evoke the man Parks photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America this book gives him to young readers Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January ,

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