Richard Avedon


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-

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.


Calvin Klein Book: Provocation
Book (Other)
published: November 2017
Pirelli Calendar 50 Years Retrospective
Pirelli Calendar (Editorial)
published: November 2014
Photo France December 2010 Cover (reprin...
Photo Magazine 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 (photograph) (Other)
season: Fall/Winter 2008
credits: Model
Supermodels Super Years
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: August 2006
Ellen Tracy F/W 2002
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2002
Jil Sander F/W 2002
Jil Sander (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2002
Versace Beachwear Summer 1998
Versace (Advertising)
published: July 1998
Versace S/S 1998 Campaign
Versace (Advertising)
published: March 1998

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