Portrait Photography by Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon

One of the most productive and important partnerships between art director and photographer was that of Brodovitch and Richard Avedon. Working together on Harper’s Bazaar and Portfolio magazines, Brodovitch was undoubtedly Avedon’s greatest influence. Under the designer’s wing, Avedon developed a repertory of stylistic effects that included blurred motion, activity frozen in mid stride, out of focus faces, incongruous subject matter and a cinema verité that resembled the ‘available light’ school of photojournalism.

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