Richard Avedon

Photographer


Other credits: Model
 

biography

Birth Date: May 15, 1923
Nationality: United States
An obituary, published in The New York Times following Avedon's death said that, "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half- century. Born in New York City to a Russian Jewish family, Avedon began taking pictures in 1944 while in the Merchant Marines. Afterwards he began working as a photographer for a department store, but was quickly discovered by Alexey Brodovitch, the art director for the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. In 1966, Avedon left Harper's Bazaar to work as a staff photographer for Vogue magazine. He proceeded to become the lead photographer of Vogue and photographed most of the covers from 1973 until Anna Wintour became editor in chief in late 1988.

recent updates

 
Photo France December 2010 Cover (reprin...
Photo (France) (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2010
The Man We Miss...
Man About Town (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2009
Self Portrait of Richard Avedon
Self Portrait (Other)
season: Fall/Winter 2008
credits: Model
Supermodels Super Years
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: August 2006
Blackglama F/W 2005
Blackglama (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2005
Ellen Tracy F/W 2002
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2002
Jil Sander F/W 2002
Jil Sander (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2002
 

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