Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour
Milan, Galleria Carla Sozzani

London-born photographer Norman Parkinson had a pioneering 56-year career, beginning in 1931, that stands apart in its addition of humor and spontaneity to images of impeccable glamour. From Harper’s Bazaar, Queen and Vogue to eventually becoming the official photographer of the British Royal family, he brought models out of the studio and into dynamic environments, catching them in revealing and intimate moments without sacrificing superb composition and supreme refinement. “Being photographed,” he once claimed, “is a whole section of a woman’s identity. She has to be admired...”

Milanese contemporary design mecca Corso Como celebrates this fashion photography icon by assembling original contact sheets, and some previously unseen photographs from his archive, alongside his important works. For the occasion of the exhibition, a new fashion photography must-have tome has been published, Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour by Louise Baring.

November 29th, 2009 through January 17th, 2010
Corso Como 10
20154 Milan, Italy
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