Richard Avedon (1923-2004)
"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."
What do Jean Genet, Jimmy Durante, Brigitte Bardot, Georgia
O'Keeffe, Jacques Cousteau, Andy Warhol, and Lena Horne have in
common? They were a few of the many personalities caught on film by
photographer Richard Avedon. For more than fifty years, Richard
Avedon's portraits have filled the pages of the country's finest
magazines. His stark imagery and brilliant insight into his subjects'
characters has made him one of the premier American portrait
Born in New York in 1923, Richard Avedon dropped out
of high school and joined the Merchant Marine's photographic section.
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