The master work of late photographer Irving Penn will soon be explored in the latest exhibition, Irving Penn: Centennial. To mark the fashion photographers' birth, the Met fifth avenue will be presenting a major retrospective of his impressive 70-year career.

Fashion photographer Irving Penn to be celebrated at the Met

Penn was mostly recognised for his impressive fashion portraits, which were splashed over the pages of Vogue Magazine over six decades. He's unique style of striking shapes, minimal backgrounds, diffused lighting and modern compositions put him way ahead of his years within the fashion realm.

Fashion photographer Irving Penn to be celebrated at the Met

But beyond his fashion photographs, Penn was also a brilliant ethnographic photographer who has lensed people from all over the world including Salvador Dali. The New Jersey born artist also loved shooting still lifes of bottles, food and found objects to name a couple.

Fashion photographer Irving Penn to be celebrated at the Met

Irving Penn: Centennial is co-curated by Maria Morris Hambourg and will open April 24 till July 30, 2017. 

Fashion photographer Irving Penn to be celebrated at the Met