“Lifework” – Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style: An Exhibition at the National Theatre.

 I like to make people look as good as they’d like to look, and with luck, a shade better.” Norman Parkinson

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An impressive retrospective at the National Theatre examines the glamorous life and exceptionally long career of pioneering photographer and eccentric English gentleman, Norman Parkinson.

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Regarded as the father of modern fashion photography, 2013 marks the centenary of Norman Parkinson’s birth. Many of the tropes that are now commonplace in print and online images – exotic locations, unexpected props and weird juxtapositions – were introduced in the extraordinary photographs he took before and after the Second World War. Beyond the glamour that for many defines his work, he was also an incisive and skilful portrait photographer. This National Theatre exhibition will cover all aspects of his long career until his death in 1990.Parkinson Images

Watch the BBC documentary here: http://bbc.in/1xpyjld Find more information about the exhibit here: http://bit.ly/1w6CTAC

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