Norman Parkinson, CBE (21 April 1913 – 15 February 1990) was born in London and educated at Westminster School. He began his career in 1931 as an apprentice court photographer. In 1934 he opened his own studio with Norman Kibblewhite at 1 Dover Street off London’s Piccadilly. From 1935-40 Parkinson began producing work for Harper's Bazaar. During the war he served as a reconnaissance photographer over France for the Royal Air Force. From 1945 to 1960, he was employed as a portrait and fashion photographer for Vogue. From 1960 to 1964, he was an Associate Contributing Editor of Queen magazine. From 1964 until his death in 1990 he worked as a freelance photographer.
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