Richard Avedon

American, May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004

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RICHARD AVEDON: “Richard Avedon’s ‘In the American West'”

Richard Avedon’s “In the American West” By Max Kozloff “Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is… the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own. ” – Richard Avedon No one has smiled in an Avedon portrait for a long time. If […]

ASX.TV: Richard Avedon – “Behind the Scenes” (2009)

ASX.TV: Richard Avedon – “Behind the Scenes” (2009)

In the context of ‘Richard Avedon – Photographs 1946-2004′ Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam organised an special evening addressing the life and work of the famous photographer. Therefore, Foam invited people who worked with Avedon in different ways: Mia Fineman of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, former top model Veruschka and Dirk Kikstra, former assistant to Avedon. […]


RICHARD AVEDON: “Jacob Israel Avedon” (1974)

Jacob Israel Avedon, Sarasota, Florida, May 15, 1971 We all perform. It’s what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally.   By Richard Avedon, July 14, 1974, New York City, Originally Published in Camera Magazine, November, 1974 A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he’s being photographed, and what […]

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RICHARD AVEDON: “Avedon’s Endgame” (2002)

By Maria Morris Hambourg and Mia Fineman Essay from the exhibition publication, Richard Avedon: Portraits (Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2002) Richard Avedon is a man possessed. Passionate about theater, he may attend the same play week after week, seeking new insight, variant shades of characterization, and changes in his own perceptions. He haunts art […]


RICHARD AVEDON: “Listening to Avedon” (1995)

Sandra Bennett, Twelve Year Old, Rocky Ford, Colorado, August 23, 1980   Avedon is very specific about what he brings to that moment – a desire for control.   By Vince Leo, originally published in Afterimage, Sept-Oct, 1995 Of all Avedon’s recent testimonials, none is more concise or revealing as a short cassette tape audio tour […]


Richard Avedon On the Truths and the Lies of Photography (1984)

“There is no truth in photography. There is no truth about anyone’s person.” – Richard Avedon   Excerpt from Richard Avedon interview in Egoiste, September 1984 Nicole Wisniak: Do you think a photographer is a person obsessed by the fact that things disappear? Richard Avedon: I can’t generalize. All the remains of my father is […]