Mali Twist!

Visiting the Mali Twist exhibit at the Fondation Cartier creates a sort of counterpoint to my experience of the Irving Penn show at the Grand Palais. Another photographer who often posed his subject against a blank studio backdrop, Malick Sidibé (1935-2016) was one of the greatest photographers of the west African nation of Mali — oh, wait, […]

Irving Penn at the Grand Palais

I finally went to see the Irving Penn exhibit at the Grand Palais (Paris), two weeks before it is to close. I’d been looking forward to it ever since I saw the marquee-sized posters around the city back in September. Perhaps I felt a bit intimidated about writing about a blockbuster show honoring a blockbuster […]