Irving Penn is a photographer famous for his fashion photography, portraits, and still life. Irving Penn wen't to public schools and attended the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. he was being taught advertising design by Alexey Brodovitch. In college he was training to be an art director. and was influenced by by his art teacher Alexey Brodovitch.
In his early career he was a male apprentice for a magazine. his first job after graduation was the directer of the Junior League Magazine. After that job he worked at a department store and soon quit and went to a career of painting. Penn gave up on painting because he seen that he would not make it as a mediocre painter.
In Irving Penn's later career he went back to New York and became assistant of Vogue Magazine. He was not thought highly have but the Liberman admired him and told Penn that he should start taking his own pictures. his first photo was with a borrowed camera and was featured in the Vogue Magazine.
Irving Penn became famous for his black and white photos, and still life photos. He won the Hasselblad award it is the award for the photographer recognized for major achievements.
- "Irving Penn Biography." Hamiltons. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2016.
- The Independent. Independent Digital News and Media, n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2016.