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