Presentation on theme: "Irving Penn By Changmin Lee. Life of Irving Penn Born June 16, 1917 Graduated Philadelphia Museum School in 1938 Worked as a fashion photographer for."— Presentation transcript:
Life of Irving Penn Born June 16, 1917 Graduated Philadelphia Museum School in 1938 Worked as a fashion photographer for Vogue magazine. Married to his favorite model, Lisa Fonssagrives, in 1950 Opened his own studio in 1953 Named as one of “The World’s 10 Greatest Photographer” Has a son named Tom His age is 91 now Self Portrait -1986
Penn’s style Clarity, composition, careful arrangement of objects or people, form, and the use of light characterize Penn's work. Penn also photographs still life objects and found objects in unusual arrangements with great detail and clarity. While his prints are always clean and clear, Penn's subjects vary widely. Many times his photographs are so ahead of their time that they only came to be appreciated as important works in the modernist canon years after their creation. His still life compositions are skillfully arranged assemblages of food or objects; at once spare and highly organized, the objects are raised to a graphic perfection, articulating the abstract interplay of line and volume.