India, Penn's time with the American Field Service

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Irving Penn
American, 1917–2009

India, Penn's time with the American Field Service, 1945

Gelatin silver prints (85)
10 x 8 in. (each)
Gift of Irving Penn, 1997.22.3-89

India, from Penn's time there with the American Field Service: AFS volunteers (including Penn), street scenes (including vendors, street performers, children, and animals), architecture (including domestic, civic, and religious), gardens/topiaries, public art (including monuments, wall drawings, and political posters). 8 x 10 in. gelatin silver contact sheets (85) of 2 1/4 in. negatives, some with annotations by Penn in black ink.
See also the Irving Penn Photographic Collection, 1944–1945 at the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.