Iconic Photos by Norman Parkinson

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[c] Norman Parkinson Ltd, courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive, London

Before Parkinson and Martin Munkacsi, fashon models had appeared static and studied; Parkinson aimed to "unbolt their knees," and to suggest action and playfulness by taking "moving pictures with a still camera"—here is his famous, revolutionary snap of Pamela Minchin in sunglasses and a Fortnum and Mason swimsuit, leaping on the Isle of Wight, 1939


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