Irving Penn: Women, Warriors at Master Projects

One of the world’s preeminent photographers, Irving Penn (1917–2009) is famous for his professional still lifes, fashion, portraiture, and travel photography. By 1950, he had established a successful career at Vogue magazine through a variety of projects. Yet, from the beginning of his commercial career, the artist dreamed about pushing beyond creative boundaries. The exhibition “Women, Warriors” connects Penn’s first major non-commercial study—silver prints of posed nudes taken in New York between 1949-50—alongside platinum prints of his most ambitious personal undertaking: ethnographic portraits taken in Africa throughout the 70s.

Opening Reception Saturday Feb 13th 5pm-8pm

Start Date

February 18, 2016

End Date

April 16, 2016


12:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Master Projects, 91 Water Street Brooklyn

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