Laura Wilson

  I had planned to write an essay on Laura Wilson, but the release of yet another amazing video by Ted Forbes, this time featuring Wilson, prompted me to bring forward my own appreciation of this amazing woman and photographer by featuring her book, The Hutterites of Montana. In her book, Wilson describes the Hutterites as people that operate ‘substantial farms’ upon which they all share the property and income. She says that the Hutterites are a ‘self-contained’ people thatRead more

Irving Penn

Irving Penn 1917 ~ 2009 As part of my research on Irving Penn I viewed the excellent Podcast of The Art of Photography by Ted Forbes dated 4th March 2016. Forbes’ records and illustrates Penn’s work with Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and uses the catalogue from the Beyond Beauty exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, USA to exemplify his work with Dali, his portraits and still life. Forbes explains the development of Penn’s style, his useRead more