Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Richard Avedon

"If a day goes by without my
doing something related to photography,
it's as though I've neglected something essential
to my existence, as though I had
forgotten to wake up."

-Richard Avedon, 1970-

Nastassia Kinski

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Dovima, 1955

Image for Harper's Bazaar, 1955

Sunny Hartnett, 1954

Ronald Fisher, "The Beekeeper", 1981

"As a fashion photographer,
Avedon took human vanity to new heights
even human vanity never dreamed of.
As a portraitist,
he brought us all down to earth."

-Ted Thai for Time-
  • Born on May 15, 1923 in New York
  • Died on October 1, 2004 at the age of 81
  • 1945-65: Staff photographer for Harper's Bazaar
  • 1947-84: Photographed French collections in Paris for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar
  • Named one of the world's 10 greatest photographers in 1958 - Popular Photography Magazine
  • 1966-90: Staff photographer for Vogue
  • 1992: First staff photographer for The New Yorker
  • 1993: International Center of Photography "Master of Photography" award

--The Richard Avedon Foundation--


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