Evan Berkowitz | The Diamondback | 25th October 2015
A young Irving Penn hoped that the art muses would anoint him a painter. They didn’t. The iconic photographer thus came to photography only as a fallback option. His taste for stark simplicity was married to a concept of beauty that, over his career, became increasingly edgy – “less an accepted ideal and much more about the ragged edge of beauty”. More images are here.