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									Richard Avedon

      Photographer
        1923-2004
                Biography

• Born May 15 1923 ,New York city
• Attended Columbia University(briefly)
• Started as a photographer for the merchant
  marines in 1942, taking identification pictures
  with a rolleiflex camera given by his father.
• In 1944 began working as an advertisement
  photographer and was discovered shortly
  after by Alexey Brodovitch.
             Biography
• In 1946 he set up his own studio and
  began providing pictures for Vogue and
  Life.
• Soon after he became the chief
  photographer at Harpers Bazaar.
• Twenty years later he left Harpers
  Bazaar and worked as a staff
  photographer for Vogue magazine.
                 His style
• His photos are easily distinguished by
  minimalist style,his subjects looking squarely
  into the camera and a sheer white
  background.
• But he was also interested in capturing the
  soul. He did not conform to standard
  technique of taking fashion photos.He liked to
  capture emotion and action.
• He began to branch out taking pictures of the
  civil rights movement,the Vietnam war,the fall
  of the Berlin wall and people in the mental
  hospitals.
              Technology

• Rolleiflex Camera
  (1942)




• Nikon FM(1977)
           Historical events




• The fall of the Berlin wall (1989)
• Civil rights movement(1955-1968)
Historical events




Vietnam War (1959-1975)
           Fashion
            1940s




• Casual
           Fashion
            1950s




• Casual
                 Fashion
                  1960s




• Evening wear and suit.
Fashion
 1970s
                    Pictures




• Richard Avedon had a tremendous impact on the
  photography industry by continuously reinventing his
  style and artistic focus.
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Jasmine Nassar
  Feb 6, 2008

								
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