The photographer and essayist Gordon Parks died on Saturday at his home in Queensland, his wife Marie said.
“We are deeply saddened to learn that Gordon Parks passed away on Saturday evening,” she said in a statement.
“This was a true artist and a truly extraordinary person.” “
Mr Parks had died at the age of 92, his daughter Marie said in the statement. “
This was a true artist and a truly extraordinary person.”
Mr Parks had died at the age of 92, his daughter Marie said in the statement.
He was born in Newcastle in 1901 and moved to Queensland in 1928.
He studied photography at the Queensland School of Art and had previously worked in New York.
Mr Parks was a founding member of the Queensland Writers Guild, the Queensland Artists Association and the Queensland Literary Society.
In 2012, he received the prestigious John Wiley Blackwell Prize for Photography for his work.
He also wrote for the Brisbane Courier-Mail and the Australian Financial Press.
The couple had four children, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at 8.45pm (AEST) on Friday at St Paul’s Cathedral in Brisbane.
Mr Park’s wife, Maria, who was his partner for most of his career, died of lung cancer in 2011.
“The world has lost a true champion of Australian photography,” Ms Parks said in his obituary.
“His contribution to Australian history is unparalleled and the impact of his work will live on for generations.”