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Richard Avedon: Photography

Richard Avedon (1923–2004), great master of portrait and fashion photography. "His fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century." -NYT. Visit "A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon. Mental Institution #6, East Louisiana State Mental Hospital, 1963

Marilyn Monroe as Clara Bow. Photographed by Richard Avedon, 1958. °

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer, Harper's Bazaar, September 1959, photo by Richard Avedon

Dovima wearing a dress by Balenciaga for Harper’s Bazaar, October 1955. Photo by Richard Avedon.

Richard Avedon

OH! Parasite: Richard Avedon.

Dovima with Elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris 1955, Avedon

Suzy Parker, photo by Richard Avedon, Harper's Bazaar March 1956.

August 1956 Barbara Mullen is wearing Lanvin-Castillo's floaty lace evening dress. Photographed by Richard Avedon.

Barbara Mullen, February Vogue 1952 Barb is wearing a coat of creamy-white Italian silk by Hattie Carnegie. photo Richard Avedon. @Deidré Wallace

Maxime, Comtesse de La Falaise, suit and hat by Fath, photo by Avedon, Paris studio, January 1948

Dovima, October 1950. Wearing Cristóbal Balenciaga's suit with capelet of black silk satin matelassé. Photographed by Richard Avedon.