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Irving Penn

Rights and Restrictions Information

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730


Irving Penn's photographs are protected by copyright. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply.

Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted, except for the making of digital copies (which the photographer has stipulated may not be made) and for photocopying, which is prohibited by the Division's policy on photocopying.

Publication and other forms of distribution: Restricted. Permission to publish LOOK Magazine photographs by Irving Penn must be requested from the photographer. His address is:

The Irving Penn Foundation
89 5th Ave., 11th floor
New York, NY 10003-3020
(212) 880-8426

Permission to publish other photographs must be requested from Condé Nast Publications Inc. The contact information is:

Condé Nast Publications Inc.
750 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 630-5634

Credit Line for LOOK Magazine photographs: Photograph by Irving Penn, © 1961 by Irving Penn, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-123456]

Credit Line for other photographs: Photograph by Irving Penn, © 1951 by Condé Nast Publications Inc., Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-123456]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image


Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: December 8, 2004


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