Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) was one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated fashion photographers with a career spanning seven decades. His photographs anticipated the age of the supermodel and made him the photographer of choice for celebrities, artists, Presidents and Prime Ministers. His many subjects included The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bowie and Jerry Hall. Parkinson worked for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Tatler. By the end of his life he had become a household name, the recipient of a CBE and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Throughout his life he maintained that he was not an artist but a ‘craftsman’. He died whilst on location in Singapore, shooting for Town & Country in 1990.

Norman Parkinson