Timeline

1912
Born in Fort Scott, USA
1942
Farm Security Administration photographer, Washington, D.C.
1947
First book, "Flash Photography"
1948
"Camera Portraits: Techniques and Principles of Documentary Portraiture" published
1944–1949
Worked for Vogue doing freelance fashion photography
1955
Composed his first “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra”
1956
Piano Concerto performed in Venice
1960
Photographer of the Year Award from The American Society of Magazine Photos
1963
"The Learning Tree" published
1966
Received “Notable Book Award” from the American Library Association
1967
Composed “Tree Symphony”
1968
Received Emmy Award for his documentary film "Diary of a Harlem Family"
1969
Film "The Learning Tree" opened in New York
1972
Awarded the Spingarn Award from the NAACP
1984
Inducted into NAACP Hall of Fame
1988
Received the National Medal of the Arts, presented by President Ronald Reagan
2002
Inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma City, USA
Received the Jackie Robinson Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
2006
Died in New York, USA

Exhibitions

2013
Gordon Parks: Centennial, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
2012–2013
Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, USA (solo)
Gordon Parks: 100 Years, International Center of Photography, New York, USA (solo)
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, USA (solo)
2012
Gordon Parks: 100 Moments, New York Public Library, New York, USA (solo)
Gordon Parks: At 100, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, USA (solo)
Gordon Parks: Centennial, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
2011
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA
2010
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA
2009
The Gallery at Hermes, New York, USA (solo)
Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, USA
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2008
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, USA (solo)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2007
Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, USA (solo)
Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Keith de Lellis Gallery, New York, USA
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunsthalle Wien, Wien, Austria
2006
Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
Fondazione FORMA per la Fotografia, Milano, Italy
Galerie f 5,6, Munchen, Germany
2005
Lee Gallery, Boston, USA
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, USA
Galerie Stephen Hoffman, Munchen, Germany
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
2004
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
2003
George Eastman House, Rochester, USA (solo)
2002
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
2001
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, USA
2000
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta, USA
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, USA
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, USA
1999
Detroit Museum of Arts, Detroit, USA
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA
1998
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, USA
Museum of the City of New York, New York, USA