Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Masterpieces is a fashion photography exhibition that starts @ The Little Black Gallery tomorrow. It will feature images from iconic photographers Terence Donovan, Patrick Lichfield and Norman Parkinson.

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.

Patrick Lichfield (1939-2005), unlike Donovan, came from a priviledged 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.

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 fashionphotography, while his englamorous public image.

The Little Black Gallery
13A Park Walk
SW10 0AJ

February 17th - 10th April


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