Lifework: Norman Parkinson's Century of Style

 

The Art of Travel (detail) by Norman Parkinson

Lifework: Norman Parkinson's Century of Style

THIS EXHIBITION RAN FROM 1 MARCH 2013 - 27 MAY 2013.

Regarded as the father of modern fashion photography, 2013 marked 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 covered all aspects of his long career until his death in 1990.

In association with Corbis, the National Theatre’s Photographic Images Partner

The Art of Travel 1951 Corbis/© Norman Parkinson Ltd courtesy of the Norman Parkinson Archive

 

 

  • War Horse
  • A Small Family Business
  • One Man, Two Guvnors. A 50 star hit, with three tour cast members and suitcases
  • Hotel. A figure swimming, top half of body, viewed from below, with title.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Great Britain - a new play by Richard Bean, with scenes from the play with Billie Piper and other cast members
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival St John's Church. A man and woman loosely roped together, performing before a crowd.
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival on the road. photo of a crowd clutching suitcases, many wearing caps, all looking up and in the same direction
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival Lambeth. Bare-chested man carrying woman in a dress, beneath a canopy of trees
  • Medea
  • National Theatre Watch This Space Festival Southwark. A couple embracing beneath trees
  • Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End
  • James I - photo of James McArdle against a stormy sky
  • Ballyturk
  • James II - photo of Andrew Rothney against a stormy sky
  • NYT - Selfie
  • James III - photo of Jamie Sives against a stormy sky
  • NYT - Private Peaceful
  • The James Plays
  • Here Lies Love. Imelda Marcos with a microphone against a vivid coloured background
  • Romeo and Juliet - sun shining through a heart shaped by hands
  • JOHN, a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre. Photo of Hannes Langolf by Ben Hopper
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder
  • Treasure Island. graphic drawing of a parrot