Richard Avedon took photographs of celebrities, politicians, and other public figures ranging from Bertrand Russell to Marilyn Monroe. In both his commercial assignments and his portrait work, Avedon’s meticulous approach and penetrating gaze sought to capture the essence of each unique subject and moment in time.

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Richard Avedon

The New York Times said that his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.
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