Irving Penn

Photographe de mode et portraitiste américain né en 1917 (†2009). Diplômé de la Pennsylvania Museum School. Il réalise ses photographies de mode et de célébrités du monde des Arts exclusivement dans son studio. Dans un cadre rigoureux et sobre, il cherche à mettre en valeur la personnalité et l’expression de ses modèles. Ses photographies sont parues dans les plus grands magazines, Vogue, Harper's. Il se consacre aussi à la diversité des cultures en réalisant de nombreux portraits dans un studio portable, dans l’ex-Dahomey, en Nouvelle-Guinée et au Maroc.

American fashion and portrait photographer born in in 1917 (†2009). Graduated from the Pennsylvania Museum School. He mostly worked as a fashion and cultural figures photographer, shooting in his own studio. In a strict and austere environment, he concentrated his focus onto the personality of his models and their expression. His pictures were published in most fashion magazines, among which Vogue, Harper's. He also documented on cultural diversity, portraying local people in a portable studio in former Dahomey, New Guinea and Morocco.

Irving Penn