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Richard Avedon
Birth: May 15, 1923
Death: Oct. 1, 2004
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Acclaimed Fashion and Portrait Photographer. Although he spent most of his 60-year career with the glamor magazines Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, his most distinctive work can be found in his no-frills, black-and-white celebrity portraits. Among Avedon's most famous images: a supine Nastassia Kinski wearing only a python; a close-up of painter Andy Warhol's bullet-scarred torso; a Chanel-clad model cavorting with a pair of live elephants. Of his art Avedon once said, "All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." A major retrospective of Avedon's photographs was held at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002. He died at 81, after suffering a stroke. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
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  Doe Avedon (1925 - 2011)*
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Record added: Oct 01, 2004
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