Guedra dancers of Goulimine. It is said that the dance has its roots in a very ancient cultural ceremony, a symbolism that has been lost in time. Those chosen sat, eyes fixed on the lens, enjoying the camera's scrutiny yet themselves impenetrable, unhurried during the considerable time we spent together.
Penn, Worlds in a Small Room, Grossman, 1974, p. 83, cover and frontispiece; Irving Penn photographs in platinum metals - images 1947-1975, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, 1977, cat. no. 110; Szarkowski, Irving Penn, The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pl. 94; Penn, Passage: A Work Record, Alfred A. Knopf Callaway, 1991, p. 199; Greenough, Irving Penn: Platinum Prints, National Gallery of Art Yale University Press, 2005, pl. 61