Another one of the legends in photography is Irving Penn. He too had a similar idea ans style to Avedon's, this moving people out of their environment and exposing them raw. I love the expressions on the kids faces and the contrast in the print quality. The texture of the floor and backdrop looks a little rough which I like. I think he did similar to Avedon, he probably set this up outside in open shade to get a beautiful range in grays.