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Irving Penn

Worlds in a Small Room, Seen and Unseen

August 30 – October 6, 2018

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Three Moroccan Women and a Baby, Morocco, 1971, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 14
Two Women in Black with Bread, Morocco, 1971, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 21
Four Guedras (B) (All in Black), Morocco, 1971, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 21
Two Guedras, Morocco, 1971, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 15
Three Guedras, One in White, Morocco, 1971, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 16
Young Enga Couple, New Guinea, 1970, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 30
Tambul Warrior, New Guinea, 1970, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 20
Three Aizo Girls of a Lagoon Village, (Three Dahomey Girls, One Standing), Dahomey, 1974, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 30
Tribesman with Nose Ornament, New Guinea, 1970/1990, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 18
Sitting Enga Woman, New Guinnea, 1970/1984, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 20
Cuzco Children, Peru, 1948, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 60
Sitting Man with Pink Face, New Guinea, 1970, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 50
Man with Pink Face, New Guinea, 1970, Platinum Palladium Print Mounted to Aluminum, Ed. of 49
Three Dahomey Girls, One Reclining, Dahomey, 1967, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 15
Three Asaro Mud Men (A), New Guinea, 1970, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 25
Three Asaro Mudmen (B), New Guinea, 1970, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 24
Seated Warrior, Sitting Girl, Cameroon, 1969, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 10
Child Painted White, New Guinea, 1970, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 11
Father, Son and Grandfather, New Guinea, 1970, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 19
Father, Son, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather, New Guinea, 1970, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 5
Three Young Girls, Morocco, 1971, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 10
Two Standing Boys with Seated Girl, Cuzco, 1948
Two Men and a Woman (Neg. 1401), Cuzco, 1948, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 7
Street Child, Cuzco, 1948
Cuzco Town Photographer with Barefoot Girl, Cuzco, 1948, 11 3/4 x 11 5/16 inches
Dahomey Children, Dahomey, 1967, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 45
Man in White, Woman in Black (B), Morocco, 1971, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 6
Berber Shepherd with Goat, Khenifra, Morocco, 1971, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 9
Child Dressed for the Brides Market, Morocco, 1971, Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 6
Two Young Nondugl Girls, New Guinea, 1970, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. of 7
Scarred Dahomey Girl, Dahomey, 1967, Silver Gelatin Print, Ed. of 10
New Guinea Man and Sitting Woman, New Guinea, 1970, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 8

Press Release

For Immediate Release:  August 16, 2018

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Irving Penn: Worlds in a Small Room, Seen & Unseen

August 30 – October 6, 2018

Reception: Thursday, September 6th, 7 – 9pm

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Irving Penn: Worlds in a Small Room, Seen & Unseen, a solo exhibition of works by renowned photographer Irving Penn. This exhibition will feature a powerful retrospective of Penn’s ethnographic studies, which illustrate the diversity of Irving Penn and his work. Following a long-established tradition of ethnographic photography, Penn abandoned the tradition’s passivity and instead applied his own unique approach. The photographs on view highlight Penn’s purposeful engagement with his subjects and his exacting attention to detail. A stark contrast from his personality portraits, the photographs in the exhibition are drawn from the images made from his travels to Peru, Dahomey, Morocco, and New Guinea. With the generous assistance from The Irving Penn Foundation, the photographs on view will be a combination of well-known images, as well as a small selection of lesser known and previously unexhibited works from the “Worlds in a Small Room” series.

Beginning in 1948, when he photographed the Peruvian Indians in Cuzco, Penn travelled the world and compiled what he called, “records of physical presence”. He set up his “ambulant studio” on the edge of the Sahara, among gypsies in Spain, in the highlands of New Guinea, in the mountains of Nepal – and invited the inhabitants to step, for a moment, out of their worlds and into a new one. This new world, neutral territory for both photographer and subject, would serve as a meeting ground for nothing less than an intensely human encounter.

In a career that spanned nearly seventy years, American photographer Irving Penn (born 1917) created some of the most arresting portraits, influential fashion studies, and provocative still lifes of the twentieth century. As one of the most distinguished photographers of the twentieth century, Penn’s portraiture was a fundamentally important part of his remarkable career. Irving Penn challenged and changed expectations of what a studio portrait can be. As a true mark of the significance of his work, Penn’s photographs have appeared primarily in the pages of Vogue, as well as other prominent magazines, as well as on the walls of established galleries and prestigious museums.

Press Photographs Available on Request