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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Avedon, Richard 1923-2004. American photographer noted for his imaginative, lively fashion photography and stark portraits.

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  • Avedon is right, this is the attitude that set the tumbrels rolling.

    The end of civilization as they've dreamed it

  • Recalling Avedon’s prophetic mix of Space Age, multi-racial youthquake symbols (the Beatles! the Astronettes!

    The December 2009 Issue

  • La Biblioteca de la Fundació Richard Avedon | [bauen]

    La Biblioteca de la Fundació Richard Avedon | [bauen]

  • "Openness was important and so was light, light is very important to a photographer," said Mr. Hofman, a fashion and commercial photographer who worked with Richard Avedon .

    Harlem Attracts Post-Slump Buyers

  • Mrs. Agnelli has always been known as a person of great style (and an unbelievably long neck) — both of which were captured by Richard Avedon in his iconic 1950s portrait of her.

    Pretty in Pale Pink

  • The model, who posed for famous photographers like Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Helmut Newton, graced the covers of countless fashion magazines and was notorious for her jet-setting lifestyle.

    Why This '70s "It" Girl Became YSL's Muse

  • His unusual shooting angles, cropping methods and the extremes he went through in search of the perfect photograph (including riding on car rooftops at high speeds) would later inspire both Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard Avedon.

    A Retrospective of Munk

  • Photographs from the Richard Avedon Foundation, will be held November 20 at Christie's Paris.christies. com

    At Auction

  • And Dovima with Elephants could set a new auction record for Avedon.

    At Auction

  • On a hot August day in 1955, Richard Avedon took the model Dovima to the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris, dressed her in an evening gown designed by Christian Dior's new assistant, Yves Saint Laurent, and stood her in front of some rather restless elephants.

    At Auction

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