The Irving Penn Collection

Irving Penn is one of the most iconic photographers of the 20th century, known for his timeless and elegant photographs that capture the beauty and simplicity of everyday objects.

Born in 1917 in Plainfield, New Jersey. He studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art and later attended the New School for Social Research in New York City.

He started his career as a freelance photographer, working for various publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. In 1947, he joined the staff of Vogue as a staff photographer, where he remained for nearly four decades. During his tenure at Vogue, Penn photographed some of the most iconic figures of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Marlene Dietrich, and Salvador Dali.

His work is characterized by his minimalist approach to photography, using simple backgrounds and natural lighting to create stunning images.

He also experimented with different printing techniques, such as platinum printing, to achieve his signature style. Irving Penn published 3 major books, a testament to his unique vision and approach to the art form.

Parallel Editions is offering you the opportunity to get all of them at once.