Masterpieces – The Little Black Gallery 17th February – 10th April 2010

The Little Black Gallery is proud to announce MASTERPIECES, an exhibition of iconic fashion photographs by legendary British photographers Terence Donovan, Patrick Lichfield and Norman Parkinson.

Cindy Crawford, 1988, by Terence Donovan

Terence Donovan (1936-1996) came to prominence in the 1960s as part of the ‘swinging sixties’ with David Bailey and Brian Duffy and revolutionised the world of magazine and newspaper photography. Shooting mainly in black and white his informal, intelligent style set him apart. Photography was his life and he is considered one of this country’s greatest photographers.

Nassau, Bahamas, 1970, by Patrick Lichfield

Patrick Lichfield (1939-2005), unlike Donovan, came from a privileged background as a cousin of the Queen. This never hindered his career and his work became synonymous with the life of the glamorous, rich and famous. He was contracted by Diana Vreeland, doyenne of fashion editors with American Vogue, giving him an opportunity to create some of the defining images of the Sixties and Seventies.

Cardin Hat Over Paris, Queen Magazine, 1960, by Norman Parkinson © Norman Parkinson Archive
Cardin Hat Over Paris, Queen Magazine, 1960, by Norman Parkinson © Norman Parkinson Archive

Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) was the quintessential British gentleman photographer. He dazzled the world over seven decades with his sparkling inventiveness and has become one of the most famous and collectable British photographers. His long association with Vogue, and other numerous magazines, brought him worldwide recognition. His innovative style transformed the static, posed approach to fashion photography, while his enchanting, idiosyncratic persona charmed his sitters and projected an alluring and glamorous public image.

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