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Richard Avedon

by Kate Franco on September 23, 2009 · 4 comments

There’s something about real photographs of people that haunt my soul. It sounds cheesy, but I am completely serious. The Richard Avedon exhibit at the SF MOMA was breathtaking, bare, and real. A few of my favorite photographs.





Awesome NY Times Article on Mr. Avedon
Richard Avedon official website {with archives!}
Some commentary from his subjects

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dianna September 24, 2009 at 7:45 am

those are fantastic!


approximatelyes October 1, 2009 at 11:52 am

hello, i was searching for a nice google image of avedon’s ‘dovima with elephants’ and stumbled upon your site. the SF MoMa exhibit that you’re referencing appears to be the same exhibit i viewed in amsterdam this past may. you couldn’t be more right when you described his work as “breathtaking, bare, and real”—i was both emotionally moved and inspired as i walked through his collection, photographs of celebrities from dylan to monroe, candids of his dying father, and the raw, beautiful ‘american west’ series. avedon was brilliant. thanks for posting!


Kate Franco October 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm

@approximatelyes: the american west series just about moved me to tears. that series is incredible.


Jim Welke November 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

great stuff…Avedon magically reveals hidden layers in his subjects.

anyone in the vicinity of Detroit can catch an Avedon exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts until January 17th

btw, just launched: a website for artists, artisans, and fans —


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