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The Resource Parks x Ali, co-edited by April M. Watson and Paul Roth ; with texts by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gerald Early, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., April M. Watson, and Julián Zugazagoitia

Parks x Ali, co-edited by April M. Watson and Paul Roth ; with texts by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gerald Early, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., April M. Watson, and Julián Zugazagoitia

Label
Parks x Ali
Title
Parks x Ali
Statement of responsibility
co-edited by April M. Watson and Paul Roth ; with texts by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gerald Early, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., April M. Watson, and Julián Zugazagoitia
Title variation
  • Gordon Parks x Muhammad Ali
  • Muhammad Ali
Contributor
Artist
Author
Contributor
Editor
Host institution
Issuing body
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Photographer
Printer
Publisher
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In 1966, Life magazine assigned famed photographer Gordon Parks to cover Muhammad Ali, the brash young boxing champion. Four years later in 1970, the two came together again for a second Life feature story. These encounters framed a critical passage in the career of the controversial heavyweight, whose antiwar and black separatist views had led to widespread vilification in the United States. They also marked a significant moment of transition for Parks, then following up his remarkable success in photojournalism with new projects as an author, filmmaker and composer. Despite their generational and ideological differences, Parks and Ali respected and admired one another. As celebrated figures, both men shared a common struggle as they faced prejudice and bigotry in their fight for social justice and civil rights in the public eye. Significantly, Parks and Ali well understood the power of the media to shape public opinion. Parks's position at Life gave him a vast and influential platform, which he used to craft a sympathetic image of the controversial young champion. The Muhammad Ali whom Life readers discovered through Parks's photographs in 1966 and 1970--the athlete, private man, controversial figure of politics and religion, and cultural icon--was, it later emerged, standing at an important crossroads in his own inspiring evolution. Parks's photographs capture this important early chapter in the life of the fighter we still call "the greatest of all time" as he confronted his challenges, inside and outside the ring. Organized in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation, this exhibition features approximately 55 photographs, many never before published. This exhibition will be accompanied by the publication Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali, published in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation and printed by Steidl. The book includes a foreword by Julián Zugazagoitia, Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell Director & CEO of the Nelson-Atkins, and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.; and essays by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gerald Early, and April M. Watson."
Assigning source
--publisher's website, accessed 20200303
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
779.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
  • TR820.5
  • TR820.5
LC item number
  • .P276 2019
  • .P273 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1947-
  • 1982-
  • 1912-2006
  • 1912-2006
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Roth, Paul
  • Watson, April M.
  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
  • Early, Gerald Lyn
  • Kunhardt, Peter W.
  • Zugazagoitia, Julián
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Gordon Parks Foundation
  • Steidl Verlag
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Documentary photography
  • Photography of sports
  • Photography, Artistic
  • African Americans in art
  • Athletes in art
  • African American photographers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Parks, Gordon
  • Themes, motives
  • Photography of sports
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Documentary photography
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Athletes in art
  • African Americans in art
  • African American photographers
  • Friendship
  • United States
  • Kansas
Target audience
specialized
Label
Parks x Ali, co-edited by April M. Watson and Paul Roth ; with texts by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gerald Early, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., April M. Watson, and Julián Zugazagoitia
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Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition Gordon Parks x Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1966-1970, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, February 14-July 6, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Plates, Miami, 1970
  • The Four Alis
  • Gerald Early
  • "Life": "The Redemption of the Champion," September 9, 1966
  • "Life": "No More Boasting, Just the Fight," October 23, 1970
  • List of Plates
  • Biographies
  • Acknowledgments
  • Directors' Foreword
  • Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., and Julián Zugazagoitia
  • Two Poets of Faith and Hope
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Plates, Miami, 1966
  • Plates, London, 1966
  • The Image of Champions: Gordon Parks and Muhammad Ali in "Life"
  • April M. Watson
Control code
on1120188855
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9783958296190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles
Label
Parks x Ali, co-edited by April M. Watson and Paul Roth ; with texts by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Gerald Early, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., April M. Watson, and Julián Zugazagoitia
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany the exhibition Gordon Parks x Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1966-1970, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, February 14-July 6, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Plates, Miami, 1970
  • The Four Alis
  • Gerald Early
  • "Life": "The Redemption of the Champion," September 9, 1966
  • "Life": "No More Boasting, Just the Fight," October 23, 1970
  • List of Plates
  • Biographies
  • Acknowledgments
  • Directors' Foreword
  • Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., and Julián Zugazagoitia
  • Two Poets of Faith and Hope
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Plates, Miami, 1966
  • Plates, London, 1966
  • The Image of Champions: Gordon Parks and Muhammad Ali in "Life"
  • April M. Watson
Control code
on1120188855
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9783958296190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits (some color), facsimiles

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