Google Doodle honours Sir Norman Parkinson - one of Britain's most celebrated portrait and fashion photographers
Parkinson, who was born on this day in 1913 and died in 1990, is widely credited with revolutionising the world of British fashion photography
The photographer, Sir Norman Parkinson, regarded by many as the father of modern fashion photography, has been honoured today with a Google Doodle.
Parkinson, who was born on this day in 1913 and died in 1990, is among the most celebrated English portrait and fashion photographers.
Born Ronald William Parkinson Smith, he was educated at Westminster school before beginning his career as an apprentice to court photographers Speaight and Sons Ltd.
He opened his own studio in 1934 together with Norman Kibblewhite, and between 1935 and 1940 he worked for The Bystander and Harper's Bazaar.
During the war he served as a reconnaissance photographer over France.
From 1945 onwards he worked as a a portrait and fashion photographer for Vogue and is widely credited with revolutionising the world of British fashion photography by taking shots of his models outside of the confines of the studio.
In 2013 he was included in the Royal Mail collection of ten 1st Class Stamps entitled 'Great Britons'.
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