To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Irving Penn, the Grand Palais has organised a retrospective of his work, an hommage to one of the greatest photographers of the 2Oth century.
The entirety of his works is retraced through 240 photos; his work within fashion, numerous portraits, still lifes, nudes, works from the war and street scenes.
His work is characterised by an elegant simplicity and remarkable rigour, from the studio to print, he worked with meticulous care. Staying loyal to studio photography, he created true intimacy with his models in each portrait which is the quintessential Irving Penn signature.
Irving Penn from 21st September 2017 to 29th January 2018 at Grand Palais