Avedon, Richard
Evidence 1944-1994 / photogr. Avedon, Richard ; essays Livingston, Jane ; Gopnik, Adam
Richard Avedon
Adam Gopnik Jane Livingston
New York: Random House, 1994
183 p. : ill.
0-224-03965-2 0-679-40922-X
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About Richard Avedon

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Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. He worked for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, specializing in capturing movement in still pictures of fashion, theater and dance. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century".

Early life and education

Avedon was born in New York City to a Jewish family. His father, Jacob Israel Avedon, was a Russian-born immigrant who advanced from menial work to starting his own successful retail dress business on Fifth Avenue called Avedon's Fifth Avenue. His mother, Anna, from a family that owned a dress-manufacturing business, encouraged Richard's love of fashion and art. Avedon's interest in photography emerged when, at age 12, he joined a Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA) Camera Club. He woul…Read more on Wikipedia