Irving Penn: Centennial

Irving Penn: Centennial – Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The master photographer’s retrospective highlights his pared-down aesthetic of studio photography with meticulous attention to nuance and detail. The use of minimal backgrounds (for over 60 years he used mostly an old painted theater curtain), difussed lighting and modern compositions were both innovative and influential for there time. Best known for his work at Vogue and for his many portraits, this exhibition includes still life images along with people from Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco. 

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