Overview participating exhibitions

FASHION - The Story of a Lifetime
2011

FASHION - The Story of a Lifetime

Norman Parkinson

Norman Parkinson

Norman Parkinson - Vogue’s eye view of our visit to India - Barbara Mullen against Mosaic wearing a turban, 1956. Norman Parkinson Limited ©

  • Norman Parkinson

    Norman Parkinson - Vogue’s eye view of our visit to India - Barbara Mullen against Mosaic wearing a turban, 1956.
    Norman Parkinson Limited ©

Biography

Norman Parkinson (U.K. 1913 – 1990) was a celebrated English portrait and fashion photographer who pioneered the use of outdoor color photography and exotic locales in fashion shots. His career lasted over fifty years, creating images for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar as well as snapping supermodels, celebrities and royalty.

Parkinson felt that real women do not belong in studios, but were out and about, on their way to lunch or appearing, mirage-like, at the edge of a desert oasis. His images are achingly glamorous and superbly composed, but always telling of his adoration and even admiration of women, their charm, intelligence, and humor.