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Left: Irving Penn, Mouth (for L’Oréal), New York, 1986, Dye transfer print, 47.6 × 46.7 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art-New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation, © The Irving Penn Foundation. Right: Irving Penn, Single Oriental Poppy, New York, 1968, Dye transfer print, 1987, 42.9 × 53.7 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art-New York, Promised Gift of The Irving Penn Foundation, © The Irving Penn Foundation

PHOTO:Irving Penn- Centennial

Irving Penn was one of the most important and influential photographers of the 20th Century. In a career that spanned almost 70years, …

Left: August Sander, Wholesale Merchant and Wife, 1923 (printed 1972), Gelatin silver print, 79.4 x 60.1 cm, © 2017 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / ARS, NY, Hauser & Wirth Archive. Right: August Sander, Aviator, 1920 (printed 1972), Gelatin silver print, 79.3 x 59.4 cm, © 2017 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Cologne / ARS, NY, Hauser & Wirth Archive

PHOTO:August Sander

August Sander is the most important German portrait photographer of the early 20th Century. In 1910 he began a systematic attempt to …

Jack Pierson, We Must All Die to Our Emotions, 2016, Pigment print, Dimensions: 106,7 x 160 cm, © Jack Pierson, Courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London/Paris/Salzburg

PHOTO:Jack Pierson-Walking Around

Jack Pierson uses photography, drawing and sculpture to explore the complex emotional narratives surrounding historic and contemporary icons and iconography, and often …

Elger Esser, Nizzana The secret archive of Livi Benjamin Palelsine 1948 front, 2015, Courtesy the artist and, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

PHOTO:Elger Esser-Morgenland

In the ‘90s Elger Esser studied in Bernd and Hilla Becher’s class at the Düsseldorf Academy of Art. Today he still lives …

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PHOTO:Daisuke Yokota-Matter

Daisuke Yokota is one of the rising stars of the International photography scene, and the leading name in a new generation of …

William Eggleston, Memphis, ca. 1965-68, from the series “Los Alamos” 1965-74, © Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy David Zwirner New York/London

PHOTO:William Eggleston-Los Alamos

William Eggleston is known for his pioneering work in color photography, which he helped establish as a serious artistic medium. Using a …

Richard Prince, Untitled (eyelashes), 1982-84. Ektacolor photograph, 101 x 158 cm sheet, 125 x 182 cm framed, © Richard Prince, Courtesy Skarstedt-London

PHOTO:Double Take

Appropriation took on new significance in mid-20th Century America and Britain with the rise of consumerism and the proliferation of popular images …

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PHOTO:Diane Arbus-In The Beginning

The exhibition “Diane Arbus: In The Beginning” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), considers the first seven years of …

Eric Cahan, Water - I Hardly Knew Her, 2016, Pigment print, oil paint and varnish, © Eric Cahan, Courtesy the artist

PHOTO:Eric Cahan

Eric Cahan, is Influenced by the Impressionists’ depiction of natural light and its ever-changing qualities, as well as Color Theory. For him, …

Wolfgang Tillmans, Iguazu 2010, © Wolfgang Tillmans, Tate Modern Archive

PHOTO:Wolfgang Tillmans-2017

Wolfgang Tillmans has earned recognition as one of the most exciting and innovative artists working today. First rising to prominence in the …

Francesco Jodice

PHOTO:Francesco Jodice-Panorama

Francesco Jodice graduated as an architect and began his artistic activity in 1995. From his very first works, undertaken in a specifically …

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #582, 2016, Dye sublimation metal print, 137.2 x 178.4 cm, © Cindy Sherman, Courtesy of the artist, Metro Pictures and Sprüth Magers

PHOTO:Cindy Sherman

Her long career in photography has established Cindy Sherman as one of the most influential figures in contemporary art. At first painting …

Donald Judd, Studies of Colonial Architectural Fragments and Stepped Circle, Baja California, Mexico and 2 Views from train en route from New York to Marfa, Texas, 1965-67, Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel – 2001, © Donald Judd Estate/Foundation, Metropolitan Museum of Art Archive

PHOTO:The Poetics of Place, Part II

Metropolitan Museum of Art began collecting photographs in 1928, when Alfred Stieglitz made the first of several important gifts to the Museum. …