Irving Penn at the Grand Palais, a master at work.

penn 4penn1penn2penn3penn5penn6penn7penn8penn10Not to be missed, the Irving Penn retrospective at the Grand Palais museum in Paris, until Jan.29th- Considered one of the most influencial fashion photographer, Penn captured the rich and famous but also more personnal and controversial subjects for his time such as still lives, nudes and native tribes.  His so-called « corner portraits » put celebrities into tight corners in awkward poses that revealed unfamiliar elements of their personalities to the camera.

 

 

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