Lifework: Norman Parkinson’s Century of Style

National Theatre, Lyttelton Exhibition Space, London, England

This exhibition has to be one of the best kept secrets in London at the moment. It does not seem to be very well advertised and is hidden away inside the National Theatre. The exhibition is free to get into and contains some real gems of Norman Parkinson’s work. I know he is seen to be a bit old school compared with the likes of Bailey, Donavon and Duffy but Parkinson’s photographs have real style for me.

You can tell by his photographs that he cared not just about the models but also the clothes they were wearing, bringing out their textures and colours to the full. Many of the iconic Parkinson pictures are here printed nice and large with plenty of room to walk around as well as stand and take them in.

Brilliant, catch it if you can next time you are in town.

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