Richard Avedon

  • Life

    A fashion and portrait photographer. Was born to a jewish family in New york city.
  • Starting point

    Starting point
    He began working as an advertising photographer for a department store. and because of how talented he is, he quickly was endorsed by Alexey Brodovitch, the art director for the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. The link provided shows one of the pictures he took for Harper's Bazaar.
  • Vogue; glamour legend

    Vogue; glamour legend
  • Vogue

    he photographed about 250 covers for Vogue. He was very creative and talented. He was known for being a risk taker.
  • The Shift

    The Shift Richard Avedon became the first ever staff photographer for The New Yorker in 1992, at the age of 69. He statred showing the affect of fashion on people, he shifted to portraits gradually..he statred taking pictures that made people uncomfortable sometimes. He showed personality.
  • Vogue; high fashion photography

    Vogue; high fashion photography
    To me, he made fashion photography more intersting and more fun. he had models jumbing and the dresses flowing. He created an environment that allowes the models personality to come in to the picture, so it wasn't all about the dress.
  • Death

    Death died in 2004 of a brain haemorrage. This documantry about him is fun to watch and give more insight to where his inspiration came from and how his work defined the beauty of fashion and photography