Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Irving Penn Dies at the Age of 92

Irving Penn, New York 1951

Irving Penn died on the 8th of October. He was one of the most prolific and influential photographers of the last century. He was famous for his fashion photographs, studies of everyday objects, depictions of other cultures as well as the elegant celebrity portraits. 

Irving Penn left behind a brilliant body of work that can be admired in his book Passage: A Work Record. The book is forwarded by an essay from Penn's early years' mentor Alexander Liberman.

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Woman with Roses, Paris 1950
Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn
Irving Penn's wife of 42 years

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