Irving Penn at Palazzo Grassi, Venice

This week, we had the chance to visit the Irving Penn exhibition at Palazzo Grassi in Venice.

A collection of 130 photographs, taken by the artist during the period between 1940 and 1980, is being presented in the first major exhibition dedicated to Penn in Italy.

The exhibition provides a broad overview of the photographers work, putting relatively unknown images side-by-side with the most iconic ones, like his cover shot for Vogue June 1950. 

Irving Penn is especially known for his dramatic and iconic portraits of celebrities as well as his still life photography. The apparent diversity in his interests delicately combines with Penn's fascination for the human existence and the mortality of everything. 

Irving Penn: Resonance
Palazzo Grass, Venice, until June 1, 2015
Pictures courtesy of ONE•T•SHIRT