If you missed the Irving Penn exhibition in New York, you can catch it at the Grand Palais in Paris from September 21st, 2017 to January 29th, 2018.
In a vast retrospective exploring the dimensions of the great legends of twentieth-century photography, this is the new fall-winter exhibition to be staged at the Grand Palais.
The photo above, entitled Three Moroccan Women, was taken in 1971, but it could be today. And not just in Morocco but – now that Islamic Revivalism is in full swing – in Britain, Canada, the USA, anywhere really, except France where the burqa is banned.
Born a hundred years ago on June 16th, 1917 in Plainfield, New Jersey, the American photographer, with his eye for nuance, grains and the detail of photography, made a name for himself thanks to his collaborations with Vogue US dating back to 1943, a name that rapidly spread through eminent and distinguished productions seducing the biggest magazines and international labels. The Grand Palais thus sheds light on over two hundred images, from the portraits of his muse and wife Lisa Fonssagrives, of Pablo Picasso and Marlene Dietrich, to his vibrant and sensual flowers via his beautiful nudes.
Grand Palais, Galeries nationales, 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
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