On Tuesday, June 5th, The Gordon Parks Foundation honored singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, photographer Annie Leibovitz, and HBO's Co-President Richard Plepler. The presenters were John Legend, Paul Roth and Senator Christopher Dodd. Anderson Cooper was the host and Karl Lagerfeld and Gerhard Steidl were the Chairs. 2012 marked a milestone for the Foundation and featured an array of events which included a major museum exhibition, the publication of a 5-volume boxed set, gallery exhibitions, film screenings and centennial scholarships which support the arts.
"There is no young photographer today who didn't wish they could be Gordon Parks."