Friday, August 21, 2009

August drought

Things are pretty quiet on the good photo event front these days. Too bad it doesn't feel like August out there. Where did summer go?
I just saw this gem is coming to the Getty in September though:

September 9, 2009–January 10, 2010

Working in Paris, London, and New York in the early 1950s, photographer Irving Penn (American, born 1917) created masterful representations of skilled tradespeople dressed in work clothes and carrying the tools of their trade. A neutral backdrop and natural light provided a stage on which his subjects could present themselves with dignity and pride. Penn revisited his Small Trades series over many decades, producing evermore-exacting prints, including platinum enlargements. In 2008 the Getty acquired the most comprehensive group of these images, carefully selected by the photographer—155 gelatin silver prints and 97 platinum prints—which will be exhibited in their entirety for the first time.

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