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Irving Penn

Photographs of Dahomey (1967)

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ISBN: 3775714499
Издательство: Hatje Cantz Publishers
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 79
Book DescriptionIrving Penn is one of the most noteworthy photographers of the 20th century, best known for his inimitable fashion and portrait photographs, as well as his unique still lifes. In 1967, Penn traveled on assignment from the American fashionjournal Vogue to Dahomey in western Africa, now the Republic of Benin. His portraits of natives taken in a portable studio built especially for the occasion reflect Penn?s fascination with foreign cultures, as do his photographs of culturallysignificant clay figures dedicated primarily to the voodoo god Legba. Thirty-five years after their publication in Vogue , Irving Penn presents these portraits of tribal people and his photographs of Legba altars in book form for the first time. With texts by leading anthropologists and Irvin Penn himself, this volume is an extraordinary photographic document of African culture, from a master recorder of our time. Essays by Melville J. Herskovits, Frances S. Herskovits, and...