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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Penelope's Hungry Eyes

Annie Leibovitz, Sagaponack, New York, 1991

Bill Brandt, London, 1980

Cindy Sherman

Dennis Hopper, Venice, California, 1988

Gerhard Richter

Horst P. Horst

Leni Riefenstahl

Lillian Bassman, NYC, 1999

Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Lucas Samaras, NYC, 1986

Robert Doisneau, Paris, 1988

Photographer Abe Frajndlich undertook to photograph the legends within his own craft back in 1988, when he was commissioned by Life Magazine to take portraits of the “Grandes Dames” of photography. This soon expanded to include the “Old Boys” as well, and thenceforth became an all-encompassing 30-year quest, requiring as much patience and persistence as that shown by Penelope during Odysseus’s epic journey home. The result is a comprehensive compendium of key figures in photography from the last 50-years, grouped under a title that directly references the Homeric flavour Frajndlich gave to his mission - Penelope's Hungry Eyes. (Taken from AnOther by Tish Wrigley)

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