(Photo: The Irving Penn Foundation) FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 Opening: Irving Penn: Personal Work at Pace Gallery An icon of American fashion photography, Irving Penn worked for many years as a graphic designer for two of historys most influential magazine art directorsAlexey Brodovitch at Harpers Bazaar and Alexander Liberman at Voguebefore opening his own photography studio in New York in 1950. In 2013, Pace and Pace/MacGill galleries mounted a survey of Penns commercial work. Now, the galleries are teaming up again to present an selection of his fine art photographs. The scenes and objects that caught Penns eye include a surreal window display in an opticians shop, cigarette butts and ashes, nude dancers and animal skulls. Sample artwork from Postcards from the Edge, (2016). (Photo: Courtesy Visual AIDS) Opening: Postcards from the Edge Preview Party at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. The organization Visual AIDS 18th edition of Postcards from the Edge, a group show and benefit featuring postcard-sized artwork, has some big names this year. The show features 1,500 pieces by artists such as John Baldessari, Kara Walker, Mark Bradford, Catherine Opie and John Waters, to name a few. Each artwork is going for $85 a piece.
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These are mostly of 2 types- Traditional and Modern. Traditional: in this the male and female students are dressed in a certain predefined fashion and are then draped in a cap and gown and then are captured for the photograph. Modern: in this there is no restriction on the clothing and the expressions that you pose. Approaches of Portraiture Photography There are many approaches that have evolved over time for the portraiture photography. There might not be very clear distinctions between all of them, but they produce drastically different results. Some of the approaches are: Constructionist: It is the most commonly used approach. This is followed by most photographers.
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