Thursday, October 8, 2009

Farewell, Irving Penn

Irving Penn, 1917-2009.

Irving Penn, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, died on October 6th at the age of 92. Andy Grundberg recalls his life and celebrated career in this obituary for The New York Times. In his fashion photography for Vogue or the iconic portraits seen here of Jean Cocteau, Collette and Pablo Picasso, Irving Penn brought elegance of line, stillness of expression, and dramatic simplicity that have become unmistakable signatures of his style. He remains peerless and shall be missed.

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