Sep 25, 2012

Fashion Photographers Irving Penn

L’OrĂ©al New York 1986 Irving Penn

Portrait Photography Irving Penn

Fashion Photography Irving Penn 1974

Irving Penn 1996

Irving Penn (1917-2009) began his career taking photographs for the covers of American Vogue in 1943. Spanning almost seventy years, his legacy has made him one of the most important and influential photographers of the 20th century. Best known for his fashion, portait and still life photography.

"I myself have always stood in the awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel." -Irving Penn 2001

Irving Penn Archives at the Art Institute of Chicago

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