Penn and Avedon are almost as well-known today as they were when they were alive and working.
It’s rare to be given a treatment, whether photographic or film, that doesn’t reference at least one of their images.
Why not? They were two of the three best commercial photographers of the last century.
The third has been virtually forgotten.
Google ‘Bookbinder’ and you’ll be lucky to find a handful of images.
(And those images will be very small.)
I’m going to try to change that.
Here’s the first tranche; The Management Today covers he did with the art director Roland Schenk.
He didn’t just shoot covers.
Occasionally he shot stories.
N.B. Thanks to Matthew Gwyther and Sarah Ozgul at Management Today for allowing me to access their archives, and Matthew Ford for putting us together.
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