David Parks is an American photographer, film director, publicist, and author. He is the son of the late photographer and director Gordon Parks.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, David Parks attended the Storm King School in Cornwall On Hudson, New York and Ricker College in Houlton, Maine. In 1965 he began a two-year tour in the U.S. Army, including eight months in combat in the Vietnam War for which he was awarded two Purple Hearts. After his military service he attended and graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he studied film and photo illustration.