Sunday, July 27, 2008

Richard Avedon...

If you are lucky enough to be in Paris this summer between the 1st of July and the 27th of September, you should check out the Richard Avedon exhibition at the Jeu de Paume.

Richard Avedon's career is a bit of a marvel to me. His work covered an amazing span of subjects and times, including Parisian fashion in the 50's, civil rights in the 60's, his father dying of cancer in the 70's, and celebrity portraits and the American West in the 80's.

His work as a fashion photographer revolutionized the fashion industry, his photojournalism saw him cover events such as the Vietnam War and the fall of the Berlin Wall, and his portraits of subjects as varied as the Beatles, Samuel Beckett, Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin are instantly recognizable as his work.

The exhibition covers his work from his beginnings as a photographer in 1946 to 2004, when he died at the age of 81.

If any of you in Paris do get a chance to see it, please let me know what you thought!

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