Norman Parkinson

1913–1990

Biography

Norman Parkinson (21 April 1913 – 15 February 1990), was an English portrait and fashion photographer. His work revolutionised British fashion photography, as he moved the craft out of the studio and into outdoor settings. He became an official royal photographer in 1969, taking photographs for Princess Anne's 19th birthday. Many other royal portraits included official portraits of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother for her 75th birthday in 1975. He received many honours during his life including the Royal Photographic Society's Progress Medal, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Magazine Photographers, a Google Doodle, and a British postage stamp.

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