New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1948. First edition. Hardcover. 94pp. Quarto [28.5cm]. Red cloth over boards with title stamped in black on spine. Moderate edgewear.
Dust jacket exhibits numerous losses, most noticeably an open tear that extends from the top edge to the front flap. Cloth is gently sunned in the area exposed by this loss. Very good / good +. Item #58338
Gordon Parks is best known as the first African-American to produce and direct major motion pictures, including the classic film "Shaft." He is also famed for his documentary photojournalism, especially his photos related to African-American life in the 1950s and '60s and the civil rights movement. This is his second published book of photography.
Featuring portraits of Henry Fonda, Ralph Ellison, and many more. Each portrait is accompanied by a brief biography of the subject, and details of the photographic process.