Avedon, Richard

(1923- )
   Born in New York City, Avedon was a first-generation American whose parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants. He studied philosophy at Columbia University. Avedon met art director Alexey Brodovitch in 1944 and began working for him at Harper's Bazaar. A photographer for more than 60 years, Avedon has photographed more fashion models than any of his contemporaries alive today. The majority of his work is in black and white, whether fashion or people of distinction. Each subject is beautifully photographed in the Avedon style: never with the anticipated mood but one that assists the viewer in recognizing another dimension of the subject. He is credited with creating the look of Harper S Bazaar magazine and being "the" fashion photographer of the 1950s. His most famous photograph was Dovima with Elephants. This 1955 photograph was of one of Yves Saint Laurent's first designs for Dior, and is said to retain its freshness, even today. Avedon, unlike his peers, took his models into action, photographing them in fluidity and in real-life backdrops rather than in a studio. In the 1990s, Avedon worked at the New Yorker where he maintained his special status of total independence in his work.
   See also Fashion photography.

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  • AVEDON, RICHARD — (1923–2004), U.S. photographer. Born in New York City, the son of a Russian Jewish immigrant, Avedon carved out a long and successful career as a photographer of fashion models and celebrities, becoming the first staff photographer of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Avedon, Richard — born May 15, 1923, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 1, 2004, San Antonio, Texas U.S. photographer. He began studying photography in the U.S. merchant marine. In 1945 he became a regular contributor to Harper s Bazaar; he later was closely… …   Universalium

  • Avedon, Richard — (n. 15 may. 1923, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Fotógrafo estadounidense. Comenzó a estudiar fotografía en la marina mercante de EE.UU. En 1945 llegó a ser colaborador regular de la revista Harper s Bazaar, y luego estuvo estrechamente relacionado… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Avedon,Richard — Av·e·don (ăvʹĭ dŏn ), Richard. Born 1923. American photographer noted for his imaginative, lively fashion photography and stark portraits. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Richard Avedon — 2004 Richard Avedon (* 15. Mai 1923 in New York City; † 1. Oktober 2004 in San Antonio, Texas) zählt zu den bedeutendsten Fotografen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Richard Avedon — Richard Avedon. Richard Avedon (15 mai 1923, New York 1er octobre 2004, San Antonio, Texas) est un photographe de mode et un portraitiste américain. Il a réalisé un travail qui allait du report …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • AVEDON (R.) — AVEDON RICHARD (1923 ) Célèbre comme photographe de mode et comme portraitiste, Avedon est l’un des grands noms, avec Irving Penn, de la photographie américaine contemporaine. Né à New York en 1923, fils d’un propriétaire de magasin de mode… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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