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 (47)
10 x 8 in. (each)
Gift of Irving Penn, 1997.23.1-47

India, various images from Penn's time in India 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 (47) of 2 1/4 in. negatives, some with annotations by Penn in black ink. (3 copies of each contact sheet).
See also the Irving Penn Photographic Collection, 1944–1945 at the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs.