viernes, 16 de enero de 2015

Digital Archives. Irving Penn. Art Institute Chicago.

Uno de los grandes fotógrafos de la historia es Irving Penn.
Pues bien, acabo de conocer, que su archivo  se conserva en el Art Institute de Chicago que ha realizado una excelente página web.

Irving Penn (1917–2009) was one of the most important and influential photographers of the 20th century. In a career that spanned almost seventy years, Penn worked on professional and artistic projects across multiple genres. He was a master printer of both black-and-white and color photography and published more than nine books of his photographs and two of his drawings during his lifetime.
In 1995, Irving Penn donated his archive to the Art Institute of Chicago. With that gift, the museum became one of the world's leading repositories for photographs by Penn and material about his life and work. Housed in two locations—the Ryerson and Burnham Archives and the Department of Photography—the rich, diverse holdings are united for the first time on this website, creating pathways into Penn's multi-faceted career.


Pasear por sus fotos es una manera, buena manera, de aprender a ver y hacer fotografía ( sobre todo el posado del modelo) 

Destacar en sus retratos la serie Small trades

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Working in Paris, London, and New York in the early 1950s, photographer Irving Penn (American, 1917–2009) created masterful representations of skilled tradespeople dressed in work clothes and carrying the tools of their occupations. A neutral backdrop and natural light provided the stage on which his subjects could present themselves with dignity and pride. Penn revisited his Small Trades series over many decades,