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 www.richardavedon.com. "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
Marilyn Monroe as Clara Bow. Photographed by Richard Avedon, 1958. °
Dovima wearing a dress by Balenciaga for Harper’s Bazaar, October 1955. Photo by Richard Avedon.
by Richard Avedon, Paris, July 1951
Scala Regia Inspirational Archives: Richard Avedon
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
Dovima, October 1950. Wearing Cristóbal Balenciaga's suit with capelet of black silk satin matelassé. Photographed by Richard Avedon.
Sunny Harnett for Vogue, 1952 by Richard Avedon