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Constance Jablonski - 2016 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd St - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 24th May 2016

Gordon Parks and Constance Jablonski
Gordon Parks and Constance Jablonski
Swizz Beatz and Gordon Parks
Swizz Beatz and Gordon Parks
Swizz Beatz and Gordon Parks
Swizz Beatz and Gordon Parks

Radcliffe Bailey and Leslie Parks - The 2014 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner And Auction at Cipriani, Wall Street - New York City, United States - Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Gordon Parks, Radcliffe Bailey and Leslie Parks
Gordon Parks and Leslie Parks
Gordon Parks and Kick Kennedy
Gordon Parks and Kick Kennedy
Gordon Parks and Kasseem “swizz Beatz” Dean
Gordon Parks and Soledad O’brien

Alex Soros and Dana - 2013 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards at The Plaza Hotel - Arrivals - New York, NY, United States - Tuesday 4th June 2013

Gordon Parks, Alex Soros and Dana
Gordon Parks and Guest
Gordon Parks and Guest
Swizz Beats and Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks and Guest
Gordon Parks and Guest

Peter W. Kunhardt Jr and of Gordon Parks Foundation - Macy's Celebrates Black History Month at Herald Square New York City NY United States Thursday 7th February 2013

Peter and Gordon Parks

Video - Sarah Jessica Parker, Russell Simmons And Karl Lagerfeld Attend Gordon Parks Centennial Gala


Attendees at the Gordon Parks Centennial Gala at the Museum of Modern Art in New York included multi-millionaire co-founder of the Def Jam record label Russell Simmons with model Teresa Lourenco, Gordon Parks' daughter Leslie, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, 'Sex and the City' actress Sarah Jessica Parker, news anchor Anderson Cooper and photographer Peter Beard with his wife Nejma.

The event was to commemorate the centennial of the birth of legendary photographer, writer and film director Gordon Parks. The evening raised around $600,000 towards the Gordon Parks Foundation - an organisation that preserves the work of Parks and make it available to the public through exhibitions, texts and media

Rufus Wainwright, Arianna Huffington, Gordon Parks, Karl Lagerfeld and Spike Lee

Rufus Wainwright, Arianna Huffington, Gordon Parks, Karl Lagerfeld and Spike Lee
Rufus Wainwright, Arianna Huffington, Gordon Parks, Karl Lagerfeld and Spike Lee

An Unlikely Weapon Review


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In one of the iconic photographs of the Vietnam War, South Vietnamese General Nguyen Nygor Loan is shown shooting a Vietnam guerilla in the head at point blank range. The horrific grimace of the captive and the cool and perfect aim of General Loan captured the moment of death of the prisoner at 1/500th of a second. The photograph caused a worldwide sensation and brought the Pulitzer Prize and fame to the AP photographer, Eddie Adams, who is the subject of Susan Morgan Cooper's laudatory but diffuse exploration of Adams's life and work An Unlikely Weapon: The Eddie Adams Story.

The film commences as Cooper follows Adams prowling around his East Village stomping ground, grousing about fame and his achievements. Adams certainly doesn't take himself or his life too seriously as he grumpily comments, "We all want to be the best. I don't know why. I mean, what's the difference? Nobody really gives a shit. So you wonder why we put so much into something. Because we are all going to die. We're disposable. And who really gives a shit, you know?" Later on in the film, he comments on his famous photograph: "When I saw the picture I wasn't impressed, and I'm still not impressed." Cooper has her work cut out for her when her subject doesn't even want to be bothered talking about his work or when he demeans it as meaningless.

Continue reading: An Unlikely Weapon Review

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