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  • By: Brianna Swann
  • Quick facts• Richard Avedon was born on May 15, 1923 in New York City. Died October 1, 2004.• American photographer was best known for his work in the fashion world and for his minimalist, large-scale character-revealing portraits.• Avedon mother came from a family of dress manufacturers, and his father owned a clothing store called Avedons Fifth Avenue.• Inspired Richard Avedon interest for fashion and taking photos of his fathers clothes in the store.• At the age of twelve he joined the YMHA (Young Mens Hebrew Association) Camera Club.• Aside from photography Richard Avedon had interest in poetry which he went to Colombia University to study poetry but dropped out after one year to serve the United States Merchant Marines during WWII as a photographer.
  • Dovima with ElephantsMost well-know photo from Avedon because of the contrast between the dirty elephants and the clean, elegantmodel was unheard of and the uniqueness of the textures the rough elephant skin and the smooth fabric of thedress. There is also a contrast between the tones, which is further emphasized because the photo isn’t incolor. The elephants are grey while the model in her dress is black and white.
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