Norman Parkinson Archive

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

17 November 2016 to 21 May 2017, Tate Modern, London

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The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

Norman Parkinson, After the Shower, Trafalgar Square, 1937

This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see one of the world’s greatest private collections of photography, drawn from the classic Modernist period of the 1920s–50s. An incredible group of Man Ray portraits are exhibited together for the first time, having been brought together by Sir Elton John over the past twenty-five years, including portraits of Matisse, Picasso and Breton. 

A selection of Norman Parkinson's early photographs feature in the show alongside works by seminal figures such as Brassai, Imogen Cunningham, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, and Aleksandr Rodchenko. This is a chance to take a peek inside Elton John’s home and delight in seeing such masterpieces of photography.

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