Best Black and White Portraits: Part 4 (Irving Penn)

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart, and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is in one word, effective.” — Irving Penn.black and white self portrait by Irving Penn

Irving Penn was one of the most famous american photographers. He was born in June 16, 1917 and died at the age of 92 on October 7. 2009. His fashion photography mainly for the Vogue magazine made him popular worldwide. Since 1975 he had 30 exhibitions in the USA and Europe. So far, there were three post-mortem exhibitions of his amazing photographies. Here, I have gathered some of them:

jean patchett black and white portrait

Jean Patchett Portrait by Irving Penn for Vogue in 1950 Images Source: Pinterest

old vogue portrait of jean patchett by irving penn

B&W Portrait of Jean Patchett Shot for Vogue in 1949

black and white portrait of grace kelly by irving penn

Portrait of Grace Kelly from 1954

black and white portrait of al pacino

Black and White Portrait of Al Pacino Shot by Irving Penn

black and white portrait of miles davis by irving penn

Portrait of Miles Davis

Take a minute to look at:

Best Black and White Portraits: Part 3 (Billy Kidd)

Best Black and White Portraits: Part 2

Best Black and White Portraits: Part 1

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3 thoughts on “Best Black and White Portraits: Part 4 (Irving Penn)

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