In 1991, at the occasion of the release of Penn's book, by Nicholas Callaway, Paris Match published this article.
Irving Penn, 74, is now reflecting on his past. The century passes by before our eyes, transformed by the vision of a master. Whether he’s photographing the “mud men” of Papua New Guinea, a painter, a writer, a boxer, a star, cigarettes butts or a plate of bouillabaisse in Barcelona, he goes beyond appearances. He’s an entomologist who captures the soul of people and things.
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