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A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph, it is an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
On his 1985 book, In The American West
Describing top fashion editors: "Just advertising departments with legs and high heels."
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In the end we are all sacked and it's always awful. It is as inevitable as death following life. If you are elevated there comes a day when you are demoted. Even Prime Ministers.
May 15, 1923
October 1, 2004
Richard Avedon was an American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century".
Richard Avedon Portraits (2002)
An autobiography (1993)
The sixties (1999)
Evidence, 1944-1994 (1994)
Richard Avedon on Wikipedia
Richard Avedon Official Website
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