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The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards
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The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards
The Gordon Parks Foundation Award is given to individuals who have enriched our lives in ways that reflect Parks' ideas and goals by using creative means to inspire the next generation. The Gordon Parks Patron of the Arts Award recognizes and celebrates individuals with a deep appreciation of the arts. Recipients receive this special recognition for their support and promotion of artistic creativity in the visual arts, film, literature or performing arts.

Honorees

Leonard A. Lauder and Judy Glickman Lauder
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Leonard A. Lauder and Judy Glickman Lauder
The Gordon Parks Patron of the Arts Award 2016
Bryan Stevenson
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Bryan Stevenson
2016
Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow
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Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow
2016
LaToya Ruby Frazier
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LaToya Ruby Frazier
2016
Janelle Monáe
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Janelle Monáe
2016
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower De Niro
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Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower De Niro
The Gordon Parks Patron of the Arts Award 2015
Usher Raymond IV
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Usher Raymond IV
2015
Thornton Dial
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Thornton Dial
2015
Laurent Claquin
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Laurent Claquin
2015
JR
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JR
2015
Mellody Hobson and George Lucas
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Mellody Hobson and George Lucas
The Gordon Parks Patron of the Arts Award 2014
Lorna Simpson
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Lorna Simpson
2014
Irvin Mayfield
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Irvin Mayfield
2014
Vera Wang
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Vera Wang
2014
Ed Zwick
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Ed Zwick
2014
Peter Beard
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Peter Beard
2013
Carrie Mae Weems
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Carrie Mae Weems
2013
Donna Karan
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Donna Karan
2013
Kasseem 'Swizz Beatz' Dean
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Kasseem 'Swizz Beatz' Dean
2013
Richard Plepler
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Richard Plepler
2012
Annie Leibovitz
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Annie Leibovitz
2012
Alicia Keys
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Alicia Keys
2012
Karl Lagerfeld
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Karl Lagerfeld
2011
Arianna Huffington
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Arianna Huffington
2011
Spike Lee
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Spike Lee
2011
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
2011
Sir Ken Robinson
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Sir Ken Robinson
2011
Russell Simmons
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Russell Simmons
2009
Liya Kebede
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Liya Kebede
2009
Isabel Toledo
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Isabel Toledo
2009
Bruce Weber
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Bruce Weber
2009
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
2007
Sheila Nevins
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Sheila Nevins
2007
Gloria Vanderbilt
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Gloria Vanderbilt
2007