Norman Parkinson, a man from another era, but an astute chronicler of the fashion and mores of generations. Will you see a more elegant, architypal, yet intriging image, than his photograph of his wife Wenda, today?

Norman Parkinson's photograph of his wife Wenda at Nairobi Airport

Norman Parkinson’s photograph of his wife Wenda at Nairobi Airport

 

 

I know very little of this extraordinary man and his work, but this photograph caught my imagination as I sped through the TV channels one evening. There is an exhibition of his work at the National Theatre until 12th May – see more information here.

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