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Richard Avedon was well known for his work in the fashion world and his Black & White Portraits

Couple pictures of his work.

Richard started photographing as a hobby, he took interest in fashion especially enjoyed taking pictures of clothing. At the age of 12 Richard went to camera club, throughout the 1940's to early 1950's he created elegant black-and-white photographs showcasing the latest fashion. Before being a famous photographer he attended DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City. After High School he enrolled at Columbia University to study philosophy and poetry but after only one year he dropped out to serve in the United States Merchant Marine during WW2, there he took identification portraits of sailors from 1942 - 1944. And in 1944 he attended the new Social Research in New York City to study photography

In 1955 Avedon made fashion and photography history when he staged a photoshoot at a circus. This image was called "Dovima with Elephants," Featuring the most famous model of that time, and it still remains to be one of the most strikingly original and iconic fashion photographs of all time

From 1945 - 1965 Richard worked at Harper's Bazaar and from 1966 - 1990 he worked at Vogue. At Harper's Bazaar he worked as a staff photographer. At Vogue he worked as a photographer


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Carlaortegaibanez. "Marilyn Monroe by Richard Avedon." Room of Photography. N.p., 12 Jan. 2013. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

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