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
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Great Britain at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End
  • Here Lies Love. Imelda Marcos with a microphone against a vivid coloured background
  • 3 Winters. Black and white photomontage of a young woman. Photo © Jagoda Kaloper-Tajder
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Collage of a boy on a rubbish heap with a passenger jet flying overhead
  • JOHN, a co-production with DV8 Physical Theatre. Photo of Hannes Langolf by Ben Hopper
  • Treasure Island poster image
  • Dara. Photography by Seamus Ryan
  • The Hard Problem
  • Man and Superman poster, with Ralph Fiennes. Photography by Juergen Teller
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects