Irving Penn Portraits
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Rock Groups (Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead), San Francisco,1967
The Morgan Library & Museum. Gift of Irving Penn. 2007.66 © The Irving Penn Foundation

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All events are free except where indicated. Book tickets online, call 020 7306 0055 or visit the Gallery.

Irving Penn Portraits

Friday 12 March, 10.30-17.00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Join leading photographers and art historians discussing themes and ideas around the exhibition. Speakers include photographers Paolo Roversi and Bettina Von Zwehl, exhibition curator Magdalene Keaney, Edward Barber, Director of Fashion Photography London, College of Fashion, Virginia Heckert, curator of Irving Penn: Small Trades at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Philippe Garner, International Head of Photography, Christie's and Dr David Anfam, Art historian, critic and curator.

Organised in partnership with London College of Fashion
Tickets: £25/£20 concessions and Gallery Supporters
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Exhibition Tours

Thursday 25 February, 19.00
Eleanor Weber
Curatorial Assistant, Irving Penn Portraits

Thursday 11 March, 1 April & 20 May, 19.00
Magdalene Keaney
Curator, Irving Penn Portraits

Thursday 13 May, 19.00
Anne Braybon, National Portrait Gallery Commissions Manager

Free but tour tickets required and available on the day from 17.00 on a first come, first served basis in addition to a timed exhibition ticket.

Studio Portraits inspired by Irving Penn

Saturday 27 or Sunday 28 March, 10.30-16.30

Join photographer Anthony Luvera for a one-day workshop. Using digital cameras the day will include entry to the exhibition and practical demonstrations on studio portraiture including lighting, pose and use of space. Luvera's photography has appeared in a wide range of publications and he has exhibited internationally.

Tickets: £60/£50 concessions and Gallery Supporters

Young People
Three-day Workshop: Beyond the Face

Wednesday 17 – Friday 19 February, 11.00 16.00 daily

For ages 14 to 21. Explore the exhibition and create a series of portraits focusing on dress, pose and objects to express your personality. Work with photography, text and animation, culminating in a public screening on Friday 19 February at 17.00. Led by artists Marianne Holm Hansen and photographer Tom Wichelow.

To book places in advance call 020 7312 2483 or email [email protected]
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