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Irving Penn
A Getty exhibition, “Irving Penn: Small Trades,” is filled with black-and-white photographs in a set Penn assembled. The Getty acquired the set last year, and it’s having its debut in the show. They were taken in Paris, London and New York between 1950 and 1951, when the photographer was 33 (he’s now 92), and they include mostly prints made then or in the 1960s. Here are some of the photos in the exhibit.

“Irving Penn’s Studio” in Paris, 1950. (© Irving Penn)
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“Milkman,” New York, 1951. (Irving Penn; © 1951, restored 1996 Condé Nast Publications, Ltd.)
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“Steel Mill Firefighter,” New York, 1951. (Irving Penn; © 1951, restored 1996 Condé Nast Publications, Ltd.)
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“Fireman,” New York, 1951. (Irving Penn; © 1951, restored 1996 Condé Nast Publications, Ltd.)
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“Charwomen,” London, 1950. (The J. Paul Getty Museum)
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“Seamstress Fitter,” London, 1950. (Irving Penn; © 1951, restored 1996 Condé Nast Publications, Ltd.)
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“Coal Man,” London, 1950. (Irving Penn; © 1951, restored 1996 Condé Nast Publications, Ltd.)
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“Fireman,” London, 1950. (Irving Penn; © 1951, restored 1996 Condé Nast Publications, Ltd.)
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“Commis-Larue,” Paris, 1950. (© Irving Penn)
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