Gordon Parks, the brilliant photographer, filmmaker and all-around renaissance man, was born 101 years ago today in Fort Scott, Kansas. In this photo, Mr. Parks is in Venice, Italy, listening to a recording of the rehearsal for the concerto he composed, which was performed in Venice in July 1952. Pictured with him are the renown conductor Dean Dixon and his wife, Mary Mandelin, a Finnish playwright. Photo by James Whitmore/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.
Alek Wek, Lanvin Spring 2003
One more legend to acknowledge today: the great Shirley Chisholm, was born on this day in 1924 in Brooklyn, New York. The congresswoman is shown on November 6, 1968, the day after she became the first Black woman elected to Congress. Photo: AP.
Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of…
Rare Pic: Singer, Sade as a baby