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Posts Tagged ‘Edith Piaf’

Irving Penn: Portraits

Celebrate the legacy of one of fashion's greatest photographers, Irving Penn, at the National Portrait Gallery this summer...

Written by Matt Bramford

Jacob Kimmie. Photography by Amelia Gregory.
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'A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, buy information pills touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.'

These famous words, uttered by Irving Penn himself, pretty much sum up the experience of the Irving Penn: Portraits major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Running until 6 June, this landmark offering marks one of fashion's greatest photographers' passing in October of last year, and is the first exhibition of his work in the UK for 25 years.

Here are a few reasons why you should see this restrospective of one of the world's greatest photographers:

Celebrate a master
In the 1940s when Penn began his career shooting for Vogue magazine, opulent interiors and lavish settings were de rigeur for these magazines. Penn shook… read more

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