Tag: Irving Penn

Harry Benson, The Beatles - Ed Sullivan Show

The Entertainer – Living Large for the Camera

“Fame has been with us for quite some time, but the celebrity was a nineteenth-century invention.” – Vicki Goldberg.

Although the instruments for making movies or recording music are relatively new, a little over a century old, they have helped cement the influence entertainers have had in the past century. Today, the impact entertainers have had on people around the globe and in our daily lives is paramount.

Irving Penn, Woman and Child in Hats, Cuzco, 1948, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Irving Penn in Cuzco, Peru

Few photographers have a richer or more diverse legacy than Irving Penn (1917-2009.) He is considered one of the principal photographers of the 20th century.