Sunday, 7 June 2009

Irving Penn

The history of Vogue which I was given for my birthday has brought several new photographers to my attention. Some of them are completely new, as the book only features American Vogue and its favoured photographers; others are artists whose photos I have seen before without knowing their names.

Irving Penn is one of those men. He played a huge role in developing photography in the 20th Century, not just for Vogue but for the whole world. I forget whether he's still alive or not, but nevertheless his impact on American Vogue has been enormous. Here are a few photos of his I could find on the internet-there are many more in the book and hopefully I will be able to get some of them up soon.

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