Richard Avedon- Fashion Photography


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Richard Avedon is an extremely talented photographer for those of you who may not know. I was fortunate enough to see an exhibit of his work this summer at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this summer. Well, last Friday, I happened to get a fluke copy of the NY Times outside my door, and opening up to the arts section I was excited to see that an entire exhibition of his work in fashion photography, ‘Avedon Fashion 1944-2000,’ is on display in NYC at the International Center of Photography, now through September 20th. I know Twiggy has become a household name by now, what with her being a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model and all, but here, she’s captured in her prime modeling days, just 17, by a masterful photographer that is Richard Avedon. The NY Times piece from September 4th said of the work, “The first museum retrospective devoted to Richard Avedon’s fashion photography exudes a contagious joie de vivre. With postwar Paris as a stage set, Avedon made fashion photography new by adding movement and then narrative to his images, along with ironic self-awareness and a buoyant exuberance.” Enjoy this article below from NY Times from May 14, 2009 as well, and if you happen to be in NYC this September- go see the exhibit!
<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/fashion/14AVED

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