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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Gordon Parks Dies at age 93

Gordon Parks died yesterday at age 93 after a long illness. His accomplishments and compassionate spirit live on in his writings, photography, and music. He will be buried in his hometown of Fort Scott, KS.

Gordon allowed his creative energy to range across the arts beginning with photography using the camera as his chosen "weapon" to combat social injustice--then embracing music, literature and film. The example of his life offers us an opportunity to realize that life is about exploring possibilities. If one thinks in terms of possible outcomes rather than inevitable conclusions, like Gordon did, life not only proves infinitely interesting, it also becomes endlessly rewarding.

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