Artworks by Richard Avedon
Maria Anderson, singer, 1995, Gelatin silver paint
Janis Joplin, Singer, Port Arthur, Texas, August 28, 1969
Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955; 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation.
Richard Avedon's Life.
His education was cut off short, because he dropped out of High school, and joined the merchant marine's photographic section. he found a job as a photographer in a department store. And later found by an art director at Harper's Bazaar he didn't really have inspiration, he was his own kind of unique.
Avedon's Early/Later Career
After Avedon's discovery, he made his living through work in advertising. Although he really wanted to show what he could do. It was the portrait and its ability to express the subject He started working for vogue also and working with publishers and great people all around. Later on He stopped working for vogue and started working on his own. He worked with others to get some projects done but other than that he was really on his own.
Why he is famous
Richard Avedon is famous because he was discovered in the department store. then he began working for vogue, and people found him interesting and he worked with alot of people to make his career take off and get started on his actual career.
Awards he received
Richard Avedon Received the lifetime achievement award from the council of fashion designers of america, The international center of photography master of photography award, and the Prix Nadar for his photo book evidence.