Born one hundred years ago on June 16, 1917, the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates his 70-year career with the “Irving Penn: Centennial” exhibit, showcasing over 150 of the artist’s photographs. From collections of Vogue photographs and portraits of the most influential artists of the 20th century, to still life renderings of everyday objects and photos of people from all over the world, Irving Penn’s images capture audiences even today. They show how he saw the world through his camera, and how he wanted us to look at the world.
- Foresta, Merry A. “Irving Penn: The Passion of Certainties.” In Irving Penn: Master Images, 1-13. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990.