Irving Penn Dies at 92

October 8, 2009 § 2 Comments

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Irving Penn – Girl in Bed, 1949

Irving Penn, American photographer, died yesterday at his home in Manhattan.  He was 92. Known for taking subjects out of context by bringing them to studio and placing them against a simple background composing striking images, Penn worked until quite recently always pushing the boundaries of the traditional concept of beauty. From fashion to still-life, from Aborigine tribesmen to San Francisco hippies, he registered everything with a sensitive and loving eye. “Photographing a cake can be art”, he said once.  Read more on Yahoo news.

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