PROFIL• E Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American photographer.• Avedon was born in New York City, to a Jewish Russian family.• He died in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 81.• Richard Avedon wasn’t any ordinary photographer, he was a FASHION photographer.• Richard Avedon contributed most of his photographs and work to Vogue magazine and Life magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.
Richard Avedon was born in a Russian Jewish family, in New York. He was born on (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004).Richard studied philosophy in college at Columbia Universitybut dropped out in 1941 to serve in the US Merchant Marines photographic section. When he returned from service he worked as a photographer in a department store andstudied photography with Alexey Brodovitch at The DesignLaboratory, New School for Social Research in New York City.
From FASHION and In addition to his continuing fashion work, Avedon began to branch out and started to photograph patients of mental hospitals, the CivilRights Movement in 1963, protesters of the VietnamWar, and later in his career,he shot pictures of the fall of the Berlin Wall. During this period, Avedon alsocreated two famous sets of portraits of The Beatles, a popular band back in the 1960s.
Richard Avedon’sHere is a portrait of Avedons first wife: Dorcas Marie Nowell (Doe Avedon)
R . I . P. Richard AvedonOn October 1, 2004, Avedon died of a brain hemorrhagein San Antonio, Texas, while shooting an assignment for The New Yorker. A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. At the time of his death, he was also working on a new project titled Democracy to focus on the run-up to the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
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