Bibliography: Irving Penn Bibliography (English-language only)

This selected bibliography contains materials in English that pertain to Irving Penn's life and career, including books by Penn, about Penn, exhibition catalogs, reviews, and more. The bibliography also includes information on primary source collections related to Penn and selected Vogue articles by and about Irving Penn. See also the Irving Penn Bibliography of foreign language material. For more information on the books that Irving Penn published, please see the theme essay on Book Projects.

Bibliography | Vogue Articles | Primary Source Collections


Auchincloss, Eve. 1990. "Master of Light." Connoisseur 220 (May), p. 25.

The Art Directors Club of New York. 1957. Art Directing for Visual Communication and Selling. Visual Communication Books/Hastings House.

The Art Directors Club of New York. 1959. The Art Director at Work: How 15 Medal-winning Exhibits Were Conceived and Executed. Visual Communications Books/Hastings House.

Auer, Michael and Michèle Auer. 1985. Photographers Encyclopaedia International 1939 to the Present. Editions Camera Obscura.

Bailey, David and Martin Harrison. 1985. Shots of Style: Great Fashion Photos. Exh. cat. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Baker, Kenneth. 2005. “Nudes Emerge from Wads of Chewing Gum.” San Francisco Chronicle (January 8).

Beaton, Cecil and Gail Buckland. 1975. The Magic Image: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.

Bernheimer, Blanca. 2011. Irving Penn: Ethnos. Exh. cat. Bernheimer Fine Art Photography.

Bourdon, David. 1974. “People of the World Materialize in the Ambulant Studio of a Famous Photographer.” Smithsonian Magazine 5, 7 (October), pp. 52–59.

Boxer, Sarah. 2002. “Irving Penn.” Artforum International 40, 8 (April), p. 132. Brodovitch, Alexey. 1964. Alexey Brodovitch Worhshop [Workshop] Session Notes: Design Laboratory, including the Richard Avedon/Irving Penn session, n.d. Photocopy from the Museum of Modern Art.

Cocks, Jay. 1988. Issey Miyake Photographs by Irving Penn. Exh. cat. New York Graphic Society Books.
Coleman, A. D. 1979. “Visual Recycling: Irving Penn's ‘Street Material.&4quo;” In Light Readings: A Photography Critic's Writings 1968–1978. Oxford University Press.

Chua, Lawrence. 1989. “Penn, Ritts, Weber.” Flash Art 145 (March/April), p. 110.

Crisler, Richard. 1990. “Irving Penn.” New Art Examiner 17 (June), pp. 51–52.

Dalmacio, Edward Anthony. 1980. History of Fashion Photography. California State University Press.

Delano, Sharon. 1999. “Variations.” New Yorker (August 16), pp. 70–75.

Devlin, Polly. 1979. Vogue Book of Fashion Photography. Thames and Hudson.

Edwards, Owen. 1980. “The Nude According to Penn.” American Photographer 5 (September), pp. 34–41.

Edwards, Owen. 1977. “Perspectives of Penn.” New York Times Magazine (September 4), pp. 18–22.

Eisler, Colin. 1979. “Out of Vogue: Penn and Avedon's Salons de Refuse.” Art International 22, 9 (February), pp. 35–37.

Eisler, Colin. 2010. Archæology. Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery.

Feliciano, Kristina. 2000. “Penn and the Ultimate Product Shot.” Photo District News 20, 11 (November), pp. 66–69.

Florescu, Michael. 1982. “Banquet of the Spirit.” Camera Arts 2, 5 (September), pp. 54–63.

Foerstner, Abigail. 1991. “Irving Penn Portraits Document the Subject and the Artist.” Chicago Tribune (March 29), p. 69.

Foerstner, Abigail. 1995. “A Master Gives his Archive to the Art Institute.” Chicago Tribune (September 3), p. 7.

Foresta, Merry A. and William F. Stapp. 1990. Irving Penn: Master Images, The Collections of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery. Exh. cat. Smithsonian Institution Press.

Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. 1998. Issey Miyake Making Things. Exh. cat. Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain/Scalo.

Fraser, Kennedy. 1981. The Fashionable Mind: Reflections on Fashion 1970–1982. David R. Godine.

Fraser, Kennedy. 1992. On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue. Random House.

Friedl, Bettina. 2007. “The Hybrid Art of Fashion Photography: American Photographers in Post-World II Europe.” Amerikastudien [American Studies] 52, 1 pp. 47–62.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “Does Gum Lose its Flavor in a Photo?” New York Times (November 14).

George Eastman House and New York State Fair. 1964. Photography ’64: An Invitational Exhibition. Exh. cat. George Eastman House.

Goldberg, Vicki. 1991. “Irving Penn is Difficult. ‘Can't You Tell’.” New York Times (November 24), pp. 39–49.

Gordon, Morris and R. M. Del Val. 1965. “IPEX, International Photographic Exposition 1965.” Camera 44 (May), pp. 7–25.

Green, Maureen, Edna Bennett, Roland Huntford, Brenda Marsh, and Esther Ronay. 1968. “The World's Greatest Photographers.” Observer (July 14), pp. 12&ndahs;30.

Greenough, Sarah. 2005. Irving Penn: Platinum Prints. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art.

Grundberg, Andy. 1980. "The Nude Stripped Bare." The Soho Weekly News (September 24).

Grundberg, Andy. 1991. “Illusions of Immortality.” New York Times Book Review (November 24).

Haas, Robert. 1985. Special Effects in Photography. J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd.

Hackford, Terry Reese, ed. 2010. Irving Penn 1917–2009. Estate of Irving Penn.
N.B. This book contains photographs of Penn taken by his contemporaries and one self-portrait.

Hagan, Charles. 1984. “Irving Penn: Museum of Modern Art.” Artforum 23 (December), pp. 87–88.

Hall-Duncan, Nancy. 1979. The History of Fashion Photography. Alpine Book Company.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. 2002. Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn's Nudes, 1949–50. Bulfinch Press.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. 2002. “Irving Penn's Modern Venus.” ArtNews 101 (February), pp. 89–90.

Hamilton, Peter. 1996. “Love & Death (Irving Penn Photographs: A Donation in Memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn. National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, England).” British Journal of Photography (July 10), pp. 14–17.

Hamiltons Gallery, London. 2012. “Irving Penn: Cigarettes.”. Exh. cat. Hamiltons Gallery/Irving Penn Foundation. Harper, Sue. 2010. “Inside Out.” RPS Journal 150, 2 (February), pp. 18–21.

Harrison, Martin. 1991. Appearances: Fashion Photography Since 1945. Jonathon Cape.

Harrison, Martin. 1994. “Art: Vintage Fashion Photography: Images that Capture the Changing Face of Style.” Architectural Digest 51, 10 (October), pp. 198–203.

Harrison, Martin. 1996. Lisa Fonssagrives: Three Decades of Classic Fashion Photography. Vendome Press.

Hart, Russell. 1989. “Alas, Poor Tapir.” American Photographer 22 (March), pp. 10–11.

Hasner, Rune and Sebastião Salgado. 1989. Nine Masters of Photography. Exh. cat. Hasselblad Center.

Heckert, Virginia and Anne Lacoste. 2009. Irving Penn: Small Trades. Exh. cat. Getty Publications.

Hicks, Wilson. 1952. Words and Pictures: An Introduction to Photojournalism. Harper and Brothers.

Hodgson, Francis. 1987. “Irving Penn: For the Printed Page?” Creative Camera 3 (January), pp. 18–20.

Holborn, Mark. 1988. “Image of a Second Skin.” Artforum 27, 3 (November), pp. 118–21.

Holborn, Mark. 1995. Issey Miyake. Taschen.

Hood, Robert E. 1959. “A Modern Master.” Find A Career in Photography. G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Indiana, Gary. 1985. “Photography, The Beauty Treatment.” Art in America 73 (March), pp. 31–37.

Jacobs, Laura. 1995. “Prêt-à-Poor Taste.” New Republic 212 (January), pp. 14–16.

Janis, Eugenia Parry and Wendy MacNeil. 1977. Photography within the Humanities. Addison House Publishers.

Jordan, Jim. 1986. “Enigmatic Images.” Artweek 17, 6 (February 15), pp. 10–11.

Kanzanjian, Dodie and Calvin Tomkins. 1993. Alex: The Life of Alexander Liberman. Alfred A. Knopf.

Karmel, Pepe. 1984. “Penn's Beautiful People.” Art News 83 (December), pp. 82–90.

Keaney, Magdalene and Sandy Nairne. 2010. Irving Penn Portraits. Exh. cat. National Portrait Gallery, London/Abrams.

Kelly, Marianne. 2011. Out of the Dark Room: The David Kronn Collection. Exh. cat. Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Kilian, Michael. 2004. “A Sticky Question in Philly: What is Art?” Chicago Tribune (June 11).

Kimmelman, Michael. 2002. “The Body Imperfect, 50 Years Ago and Today.” New York Times (January 18).

Kramer, Hilton. 1977. “Notes on Irving Penn.” New Republic (October 29), pp. 27–29.

Krauss, Rosalind. 1980. “Irving Penn: ‘Earthly Bodies’.” Arts Magazine 55 (September), pp. 84–86.
N.B. This text is the same as the essay published in Marlborough Gallery, New York. 1980 Irving Penn: Earthly Bodies. Exh. cat. Marlborough Gallery.

Krauss, Rosalind. 1984. “A Note on Photography and the Simulacral.” October 31 (Winter), pp. 49–68.

Lane, Anthony. 2002. “Some Bodies: Irving Penn's Nudes.” New Yorker (January 21), pp. 76–82.

Lee, David. 1993. “Penned in the Studio.” British Journal of Photography 140 (April 15), pp. 17.

Liberman, Alexander, ed. 1951. The Art and Technique of Color Photography: A Treasury of Color Photographs by the Staff Photographers of Vogue, House & Garden, and Glamour. Simon and Schuster.

Life. 1988. “150 Years of Photography: Pictures that made a Difference.” Life Magazine (Fall).

Lloyd, Valerie. 1986. The Art of Vogue Photographic Covers: Fifty Years of Fashion and Design. Harmony Books.

Lundström, Jan-Erik. 1995. Irving Penn Fotografier, En Donation Till Minne Av Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn/Irving Penn Photographs: A Donation in Memory of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn. Exh. cat. Moderna Museet/Raster Forlag.

Maddow, Ben. 1977. Faces: A Narrative History of the Portrait in Photography. Exh. cat. New York Graphic Society.

Malcom, Janet. 1975. “Photography: Certainties and Possibilities.” New Yorker 51 (August 4), pp. 56–58.

Malcom, Janet. 1980. Diana & Nikon: Essays on the Aesthetic of Photography. David R. Godine.

Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris. 1997. Irving Penn: Le Bain. Dancer's Workshop of San Francisco. Exh. cat. Maison Europèenne de la Photographie.

Marlborough Fine Art, London. 1981. Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals, Images 1947–1975. Exh. cat. Marlborough Fine Art.

Marlborough Gallery, New York. 1977. Irving Penn: Photographs in Platinum Metals: Images 1947–1975. Exh. cat. Marlborough Gallery.

Marlborough Gallery, New York. 1980. Earthly Bodies. Exh. cat. Marlborough Gallery.
N.B. The essay in this exhibition catalog was also published in Krauss, Rosalind. 1980. “Irving Penn: ‘Earthly Bodies’.” Arts Magazine 55 (September), pp. 84–86.

Marlborough Gallery, New York. 1982. Recent Still Life. Exh. cat. Marlborough Gallery.

Marra, Claudio and Marisa Berenson. 1992. People in Passage. Photology.

Martinez, R. E. 1960. “Irving Penn.” Camera 39 (November), pp. 4–34.

21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo. 2011. Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue. Exh. cat. 21_21 Design Sight/Miyake Design Studio.

Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo. 1989. Issey Miyake by Irving Penn: 1989. Miyake Design Studio.

Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo. 1990. Issey Miyake by Irving Penn: 1990. Miyake Design Studio.

Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo. 1992. Issey Miyake by Irving Penn: 1991–1992. Miyake Design Studio.

Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo. 1995. ssey Miyake by Irving Penn: 1993–1995. Miyake Design Studio.

Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo. 1997. Issey Miyake by Irving Penn: 1995–1997. Miyake Design Studio.

Muir, Robin. 2011. “Black-and-White Memory. Irving Penn: Harlequin Dress (Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn).” Photography and Culture 4, 3 (November 2011), p. 321–24.

Murray, Joan. 1988. “Precision and Perfection.” Artweek 19, 36 (October 29), p. 11.

Museum Folkwang, Essen. 2001. Objects for the Printed Page. Exh. cat. Museum Folkwang.

Naef, Weston J. and Joan Morgan. 1982. Counterparts: Form and Emotion in Photographs. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Nuñez, Gabriele Betancourt and Ulrike Schneider. 2011. Portraits in Series: A Century of Photographs. Exh. cat. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe.

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. 1989. Cranium Architecture. Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery.

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. 1990. Other Ways of Being: 100 Photographs, 1948–1971. Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery.

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. 1999. Irving Penn: New and Unseen: Process. Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery.

Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. 2008. Vessels. Exh. cat. Pace/MacGill Gallery.

PaceWildensteinMacGill Gallery. 1996. Fringes. Exh. cat. PaceWildensteinMacGill Gallery.

Panzer, Mary. 2001. “Penn.” American Photo 12, 5 (September/October), p. 373.

Pascal, Stephen. 2007. The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman. Knopf.

Penn, Irving. 1960. Moments Preserved: Eight Essays in Photographs and Words. Simon and Schuster.

Penn, Irving. 1974. Worlds in a Small Room. Grossman.

Penn, Irving and Diana Vreeland. 1977. Inventive Paris Clothes 1909–1939. Viking Press.

Penn, Irving. 1980. Flowers. Harmony Books.

Penn, Irving. 1991. Passage: A Work Record. Knopf.

Penn, Irving. 1999. Irving Penn Regards the Work of Issey Miyake: Photographs 1975–1998. Little, Brown.

Penn, Irving. 1999. Drawings. Apparition.

Penn, Irving. 1999. The Astronomers Plan a Voyage to Earth. Apparition.

Penn, Irving. 2001. Still Life. Bulfinch Press.

Penn, Irving. 2004. A Notebook at Random. Bulfinch Press.

Penn, Irving with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 2004. Photographs of Dahomey (1967). Exh. cat. Hatje Cantz.

Photographers and Friends United Against Aids, International Center of Photography, and Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. 1990. The Indomitable Spirit. Exh. cat. Photographers and Friends United Against Aids.

Photographers' Gallery, London. 1975. Irving Penn Platinum Plates. Exh. cat. Civica d'Arte Moderna di Torino/Photographers' Gallery.

Posnick, Phyllis, ed. with text by Eva Respini. 2009. Extreme Beauty in Vogue. Exh. cat. Skira/Rizzoli International Publications.

Rhode Island School of Design. 1966. Recent Still Life [Exhibition] February 23–April 4, 1966. Exh. cat. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design/Eastern Press.

Ripp, Allan. 1988. “In Praise of Perfect Pitch.” American Photographer 20 (March), pp. 60–69.

Rogers, Dorian. 1979. “Photographers.&rduqo; Print 33 (July/August), pp. 60&dnash;61.

Rose, Phyllis. 1995. “What's in a Picture.” Civilization (July/August), p. 100.

Saiki, Maggie Kinser. 1992. “The Ordinary that Surprises: Issey Miyake; Photographs by Irving Penn.” Graphis 48 (July/August), pp. 32–49.

Seidner, David with Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn. 1985. “An Interview with Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn.” BOMB 12 (Spring/Summer 1985), pp. 36–39.

Sheppard, Eugenia. 1965. “The Invention of Glamour.” New York Herald Tribune (August 1), pp. 6–11.

Sobieszek, Robert A. 1988. The Art of Persuasion: A History of Advertising Photography. Exh. cat. Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Sobieszek, Robert A. 2000. Ghost in the Shell: Photography and the Human Soul, 1950–2000. Exh. cat. Los Angeles County Museum of Art/MIT Press.

Squires, Carol. 1980. “Slouch, Stretch, Smile, Leap.” Artforum 19 (November), pp. 46–54.

Squires, Carol. 1994. “Photography's Top 100.” American Photo 5 (January/February), p. 66.

Stallabrass, Julian. 2007. “What's in a Face? Blankness and Significance in Contemporary Art Photography.” October 122 (Fall), pp. 71–90.

Szarkowski, John. 1984. Irving Penn. Exh. cat. Museum of Modern Art/New York Graphic Society Books.

Szarkowski, John. 1984. “The Signature of Penn.” American Photographer 13 (October), pp. 38–60.

Thornton, Gene. 1975. “Penn Transforms Cigarette Butts Into Works of Art.” New York Times (July 6).

Thornton, Gene. 1976. Masters of the Camera: Stieglitz, Steichen, and their Successors. Exh. cat. Ridge Press/Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

Thornton, Gene. 1977. “Irving Penn Out of Context.” New York Times (September 11).

Thornton, Gene. 1982. “Irving Penn—The Dangers of The Painterly Approach.” New York Times (September 5).

Thornton, Gene. 1984. “Irving Penn's People Reign bbove the Humdrum World.” New York Times (September 16)

Thurman, Judith. 2004. “Penn à la Carte.” New Yorker (September 27), pp. 136–51.

Tichenor, Jonathan and Irving Penn. 1950. “Some Notes on Photography by Irving Penn.” Graphis 6, 33, pp.396–405.

Tichenor, Jonathan. 1951. “Irving Penn and Thirty-Six of his Photographs of Women.” U.S. Camera Annual, pp. 144–61.

Tiger, Lionel. 1981. “Duet with Silent Partner.” Camera Arts 1 (September/October), pp. 42–43, 118–19.

Time. 1953. “Half a Century of U.S. Photography.” Time 62 (November 2), pp. 58–74.

Time Life Books. 1979. Great Photographers. Time Life Education.

Tom, Patricia Vettel. 1998. “Naked Shots: The Masculinization of American Photography 1945–1960.” Ph.D. diss., Washington University.

Travis, David. 1978. “Platinum Prints by Irving Penn.” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago (1973–1982) 72, 4 (July/August), p. 20.

Tsiaras, Philip. 1982. “Esthétique Clinique.” Arts Magazine 57, 5 (January), pp. 36–37.

Tuchman, Phyllis. 2007. “The Masterful Mr. Penn.” Art and Auction 30, 6 (February), pp. 108–13.

Varnedoe, Kirk. 1976. Modern Portraits: The Self and Others. Exh. cat. Columbia University Department of Art History and Archaeology/Wildenstein Gallery.

Varnedoe S. 1976. “Cameras and Concepts, Symbols and Art.” Arts Magazine 3 (November), pp. 96–98.

Varnedoe S. and Gary Indiana. 1985. “Penn Exchange.” Art in America 73, 12 (December), pp. 5–9.
     N.B. Varnedoe contributes a letter rebuking Indiana's article “Photography, The Beauty Treatment.” Art in America 73 (March), pp. 31–37. Includes a response from Indiana.

Versace, Gianni and Irving Penn. 1991. Gianni Versace by Irving Penn: Spring Summer 1991. S.l.: Gianni Versace.

Versace, Gianni and Irving Penn. 1992. Gianni Versace by Irving Penn: Spring Summer 1992. S.l.: Gianni Versace.

Versace, Gianni and Irving Penn. 1992. Gianni Versace by Irving Penn: Fall Winter 1992–1993. S.l.: Gianni Versace.

Vreeland, Diana, with Christopher Hemphill. 1980. Allure. Doubleday and Co.

Walsh, George, Colin Naylor and Michael Held, eds. 1982. Contemporary Photographers. St. Martin's Press.

Westerbeck, Colin, et. al. 1997. Irving Penn: A Career in Photography. Exh. cat. Art Institute of Chicago/Bullfinch.

Westerbeck, Colin. 2003. “Nude. No. 130.” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 29, 2, pp. 46–47.

1956. “What Makes a Good Picture: Twenty Experts and a Special Issue Explore Photography's $64,000 Question.” Popular Photography 38 (February), pp. 34–90.

Whitney Museum of Art, New York/Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 2001. Dancer: Photographs of Alexandra Beller. Exh. cat. Whitney Museum/Museum of Fine Arts, Houston/Nazraeli Press.

Wiggins, Susan. 1991. “Strange and Strangely Beautiful.” Artweek 22, 33 (October 10), p. 10.

Wildenstein Tokyo. 2003. Artists Photographed by Irving Penn Exh. cat. Wildenstein Tokyo.

Winn, Steven. 2005. “Technology Can Strip an Image Down to its Naked Details. Does it Bring us Nearer to the Truth or Simply Push us Further Away?” San Francisco Chronicle (January 20).

Wollheim, Peter. 1981. “Irving Penn and the Metapsychology of Beauty.” Photo Communique 3, 2 (Summer), pp. 8–19.


Vogue Articles

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Penn, Irving. 1945. “Someone is Always Watching You.” Vogue 105 (March), pp. 136, 178, 181, 182.

Penn, Irving. 1946. “Six Pages of Photographs and Comment.” Vogue 107 (February), pp. 94–99, 136, 138.

Penn, Irving. 1946. “Sign Language in Europe and India: Posters from Four War–Shattered Countries Seen By Vogue' Photographer Irving Penn.” Vogue 107 (March), p. 148–49.

1948. “Inside N.Y.C.” Vogue 112 (July), pp. 58–63.

Steichen, Edward. 1949. “Irving Penn.” Vogue 114 (December), p. 91.

1950. “The Body and the ‘Figure’.” Vogue 116 (July), pp. 32–33.

1960. “Homage to Penn and his ‘Moments Preserved’.” Vogue 136 (November), pp. 152–57.

Talmey, Allene. 1960. “With Penn and Camera.” Vogue 136 (November 1), pp. 200–202.

Hess, Thomas. 1975. “Irving Penn.” Vogue 165 (August), pp. 128–29.

Hess, Thomas. 1977. “Irving Penn: Time is Luxury.” Vogue 167 (September), pp. 330–34.

Ratcliff, Carter. 1980. “Nudes Photographed by Irving Penn.” Vogue 170 (September), pp. 467, 513.

Krauss, Rosalind. 1982. “Irving Penn: Seeing Beyond the Shapes of Things.” Vogue 172 (September), p. 122.

Edwards, Owen. 1984. “Penn the Power of Vision.” Vogue 174 (September), pp. 732–35, 798.

Boodro, Michael. 1990. “Penn Ultimate.” Vogue 180 (April), p. 251.

Bernier, Rosamind. 1991. “The Decisive Decade.” Vogue 181 (March), pp. 376–80, 426, 428.

Kazanjian, Dodie. 1991. “What was it Like to be Young and Creative in the 1940s?” Vogue 181 (March), pp. 382–83, 430.

Liberman, Alexander. 1991. “An American Eye.” Vogue 181 (October), pp. 299–304, 366.

Gandee, Charles K. 1996. “Scents and Sensibility.” Vogue 186 (May), pp. 318–19.

Gandee, Charles K. 1999. “Penn Ultimate.” Vogue 189 (September), pp. 448, 452.

Lang, Helmut and Eve Macsweeney. 2002. “Bread, Water, and Inspiration.” Vogue 192 (January), p. 22, 28.

Gere, Richard. 2002. “Gazing Inward.” Vogue 192 (March), pp. 158, 160.

Felden, Jay. 2004. “The Stranger behind the Camera: Photographs and Art Work by Irving Penn.” Vogue 194 (November), pp. 398–403, 464–65.


Primary Source Collections

Irving Penn Archives. Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.

There are surveys of Penn's work for Vogue in the Photography Study Room and the Irving Penn Paper Archives.

  • Irving Penn: Vogue Survey September 1, 1968–May 1996 (Photography Study Room)
  • Irving Penn: Vogue Survey October 1, 1948–August 15, 1968 (Photography Study Room)
  • Vogue, American: Index of Penn's work featured in Vogue 1943–1965, compiled by Vogue (Box.FF 1.2.28)
  • Vogue, American: Index of Penn's work featured in Vogue 1966–1985, compiled by Vogue (Box.FF 1.2.29)
  • Vogue Survey: Index of Penn's work featured in Vogue October 1943–December 1998, compiled by staff of The Art Institute of Chicago (Box.FF 128.1-2)
Additionally, there is a small collection of miscellaneous ephemera in the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries pamphlet collection. Irving Penn, P-08008.

The Irving Penn Photographic Collection, 1944–1945. Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs. New York, NY.