Irving Penn | 1917-2009

Penn photographed artist Georgia O'Keeffe in New York in 1948. He used the same technique no matter what he photographed -- isolating his subject, allowing for scarcely a prop and building a work of graphic perfection through his printing process. Critics considered the results to be icons, not just images, each one greater than the person or object in the frame.
©1948 Irving Penn
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