Awarded: April 2000
(Nov. 30, 1912 - Mar. 7, 2006)
Gordon Parks is accomplished in many fields, among them photography, film, music and poetry. He was the first photographer to receive a fellowship from the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. Through the course of his career, Parks worked with the Farm Services Administration (FSA) and Vogue and Life magazines. In 2002, at the age of 90, he received the Jackie Robinson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum.