Richard Avedon Photography


S-a nascut in 1923, 15 mai – la New York.

In 1944 a fost descoperit de directorul artistic al revistei Harper’s Bazaar, unde doi ani mai tarziu devine fotograful principal.

In 1966 se alatura echipei Vogue, iar in 1958 – revista “Popular Photography” il apreciaza ca unul dintre cei mai mari fotografi ai lumii.

Asista la prabusirea Zidului Berlinului – toate fotografiile realizate atunci au fost expuse in 1991.

A primit numeroase premii, iar fotografiile lui sunt expuse in muzee celebre in intreaga lume.

Majoritatea fotografiilor sunt realizate in studio, uneori in cafenele, cluburi de noapte sau cazinouri. Sparge limitele printr-un amestec de realitate si fantezie – uneori cu efecte suprarealiste. Modelele privesc, de cele mai multe ori, direct in obiectiv, ochii lor trezind uneori diferite stari si angoase.

Printre celebritatile fotografiate se numara Charles Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Allen Ginsberg, Dorian Leigh, Suzy Parker, Jean Shrimpton, Anna Magnani, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ezra Pound.

Chiar daca Richard Avedon s-a stins din viata la data de 1 octombrie 2004, contributia lui pentru istoria fotografiei nu ne lasa sa vorbim despre el la trecut.

 

www.richardavedon.com

 

“And if a day goes by without me doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of me being a photographer has made my life possible.” – Richard Avedon – 1970.

 

“I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense . . .symbolic of themselves. I often feel that people come to me to be photographed as they would go to a doctor or a fortune teller – to find out how they are.” – Richard Avedon.

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