Born 1912 and died 2006
He was more then just a photographer, he was also a musician, writer and a film director.
With his photography he photographed fashion as well as photojournalism, focusing on how African Americans lived during the 40’s-70’s. He also worked with vogue as a photographer.
Being one of the first African American’s to produce and direct a major movie called Blaxpoitiantion.
While being a writer he wrote essays for LIFE as well as being an author to poems and writing music. Also writing a few books such as his biography ( A Hungry Heart).
One of his photography jobs was to document life in diffrent situations for the FSA (Farm Security Administration)