Gordon Parks is an Pre-Eminent American photojournalist from the sub Saharan decent. He is the first African American photographer for Life magazine, he is also known for being a songwriter and writer.
This photo was taken for Life magazine which the magazine featured articles on segregation
He is most famous for taking pictures of events And people his most well known picture was featured a picture of Mahammad Ali.
Before his photography career he was a Songwriter
A song he wrote was the Wind song
Gordon Parks lived from Nov 30, 1912 - Mar 07, 2006