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Attended high school in the Bronx Never completed an academic education Joined the Merchant Marine’s photographic section This is Richard Avedon
Richard was best known for his fashion and celebrity portraits Avedon primarily shot back and white Well know for his fashion work Avedon was also known for defining America’s image of beauty and culture
Richard Avedon was influenced by Martin Munkacsi Martin Munkacsi’s action shots where the ones who influenced Avedon Munkacsi was believed to be the father of fashion photography This is one of Martin Munkacsi’s fashion photos
Avedon helped revolutionize the art in fashion in the 20th century He brought realisms and outrageous fantasy to the photos His photography came to have public imagination Avedon brought photography to the streets
“A portrait is not alikeness. The momentan emotion or fact istransformed into aphotograph it is nolonger a fact but anopinion. There is nosuch thing asinaccuracy in aphotograph. Allphotographs areaccurate. None ofthem is the truth.” –Richard Avedon