Smart Quote #5

Smart Quote #5 A good photo is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective. --Irving Penn, legendary photographer

As you've probably heard, American photographer Irving Penn died this past Wednesday. Known for his fashion and portraiture photography, he helped shape the path of fashion magazines and photography in general.


Images above from See photo editor Greg Pond's reflection of Mr. Penn on our GRIDS blog, here.

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