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Parkinson Photographs: The Age Of Innocence

8 Apr – 3 Jul 2011


Dimbola Museums and Galleries

Terrace Lane
Freshwater Bay
PO40 9QE

01983 756 814

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Parkinson Photographs: The Age Of Innocence

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Parkinson photography

Friday 8th April 2011 to Sunday 3rd July 2011

A new exhibition including rare and previously unseen photographs of children by British photographer Norman Parkinson (1913 – 1990), at Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Isle of Wight, 8 April – 3 July 2011.

Curated by the Angela Williams Archive.

Legendary British photographer Norman Parkinson operated in a world of high fashion, shooting for Vogue and Queen magazines in the 1950s and 1960s, but he was also drawn to the carefree innocence of children, capturing a lost era when childhood was an optimistic and untarnished experience.

Curated by Norman Parkinson archivist and his former assistant, Angela Williams, with catalogue text written by the author Fay Weldon, a new exhibition of Parkinson’s images of childhood, ‘Age of Innocence’, offers a fresh insight into his development as an artist and his eclectic choice of subjects. The former home of the Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, Dimbola Lodge on the Isle of Wight, is the setting for this first themed exhibition created by the Angela Williams Archive.

The exhibition will feature a number of rare Parkinson silver prints taken between 1950 and 1965, some of which have never been exhibited before.

All are original, unique and highly collectable prints. Many of the images first appeared in fashion spreads or advertising in magazines of the day, including Vogue.

The exhibition will also feature vintage prints from the 1979 book, Sisters under the Skin, including previously unseen images of Stella McCartney as a child.