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Dates:  1913 - 1990
Active:  Great Britain
 
  
Fashion photographer who continually displayed versatility throughout his long career.
 
Elizabeth Smith and Eric Franck Fine Art (London) have been appointed as managers of the Norman Parkinson Archives as of December 2005.

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David Searle
Parkinson photographing the Beatles recording with George Martin at Abbey Road Studios 
1963
 
  
Family history 
  
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Internet biographies

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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Beaton, Cecil & Buckland, Gail 1975 The Magic Eye: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day (Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Company) p.229 [Useful short biographies with personal asides and one or more example images.] 
  
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Norman Parkinson.] 
  

Collections

Photographic collections are a useful means of examining large numbers of photographs by a single photographer on-line. 
  

 
Library of Congress, Washington, USA 
  
Approximate number of records: 3 records of sets (28, 62, 64) of contact sheets 
Note: A single record may contain more than one photograph.
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Quotations

The wit and wisdom.

 
"A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields."
"I like to make people look as good as they‘d like to look, and with luck, a shade better."
"The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin‘s bullet. Or it can be the lotion of the heart."
 
  
 
  
 
  
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