Penny Gentieu is an award-winning photographer whose work is in permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Published worldwide, she has to her credit over 200 magazine covers, including 18 Time and Newsweek covers. She is the author of 13 books of babies. Her stock photo website, was one of the first single-photographer photo licensing websites on the internet, recognized in several publications including PDN (Photo District News), How Magazine, and Shutterbug. Her work has been the subject of American Photographer, Photo Insider, and PDN feature articles.

Her mother, Audrey Gentieu, was an artist, her great great grandfather, Pierre Gentieu, was a photographer, and her daughter, Anna Friemoth, is a photographer. The four generations of artists were the subject of the 4 Generation Gentieu Friemoth Art Exhibition at the Paula Brown Gallery in 2015.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography wrote this about her work:

Gentieu uses this family history to highlight the relationship between memory and experience, particularly in how a visual language can traverse generations. Comparing her black-and-white snapshots with the works of her family, she portrays how genetic ties can carry a visual trace.

Her book, Baby! Talk!, has the honor of being chosen by Dolly Parton for her Imagination Library. During the past four years, Baby! Talk! has been given out to about 500,000 babies in the United States and Canada.

Penny Gentieu’s photographs are available for licensing. License fees are based on usage. All rights are reserved except for those that are specifically licensed to licensee directly in writing by Penny Gentieu. Editioned fine art photographs are available. Contact Penny: info @