Richard Avedon, ‘Vivian Richardson and her granddaughter, Heidi Zacher, Deadwood, South Dakota, August 6, 1982’, 1984-1985, Gagosian

About Richard Avedon

Although Richard Avedon’s celebrated fashion photographs have graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Life, the artist primarily referred to himself as a portrait photographer. Avedon’s fashion shots are profoundly dramatic and dynamic, often capturing the model in motion. Along with his own acquaintances and various ordinary people, Avedon took photographs of celebrities, politicians, and other public figures ranging from Bertrand Russell to Marilyn Monroe. In both his commercial assignments and his portrait work, Avedon’s meticulous approach and penetrating gaze sought to capture the essence of each unique subject and moment in time.

American, 1923-2004, New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights

2012
Museo de Bellas Artes, 
Madrid, Spain,
A group exhibition with Richard Avedon, Paz Errazuriz and Richard Billingham