About US-American photographer, Richard AVEDON (1932-2004)

Richard AVEDON is one of the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century, and his imaginative design was groundbreaking. The child of Russian-Jewish immigrants, he studied with Alexey BRODOVICH (1898-1971) in New York after serving in the military. He received his first assignment as a photographer from the photographer Lillian BASSMAN (1917-2012). From 1945 to 1965 he worked for the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar, and from 1947 also for Vogue. In addition to fashion photography, he turned to portraiture, documenting, among others, protagonists of the U.S. civil rights movement in the southern states in 1963. His portraits were famous for the enormous frankness, the peak of this frankness he probably reached with a series about the slow death of his father. His purist style of the later years was characterized by working with a large-format camera, with which he photographed the sitters in front of a white canvas and without any other technical aids.

Photo books by as well as with works by Richard AVEDON

  • 'Observations' (1959); 'Nothing Personal' (1964); 'In View' (1969, 2017); 'Portraits' (1976, 2003); 'Photographs 1947-1977' (1978); 'In the American West' (1985, 1996, 2001); 'Hasselblad Award' (1991); 'An Autobiography' (1993); 'Evidence: 1944-1994' (1994); 'The Naked & The Dressed' (1998); 'The Sixties' (1999); 'Avedon at Work: In the American West' (2003); 'Woman in the Mirror' (2005); 'The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family' (2007); 'Photographs 1946-2004' (2007, 2014); 'Performance' (2008); 'Portraits of Power' (2008); 'Fashion 1944 - 2000' (2009); 'Murals and Portraits' (2014); 'Hinter der Kamera' (2015, by Juliet Hacking); 'Something Personal' (2017); 'Behind the Senes' (2019); 'Advertising' (2019); 'What Becomes a Legend Most: The Biography' (2020); 

In this out-of-print photo volume, 'Performance' by Richard AVEDON, portraits of over 200 stars and artists of the performing arts of the second half of the 20th century are shown, many of them in photographs that had rarely or never been shown before.
0,00 € Weight 2.6 kg
In German language 'Hinter der Kamera', Juliet Hacking portrays 38 of the most important personalities in the history of photography. By working out contexts, the portraits add to an overview of great innovations, trends and developments in photography.
24,80 € * Weight 1.3 kg
'The Drawer' by Vince Aletti, Winner of the PhotoBook Award in Paris 2023, contains collaged photos from magazines & books, gallery posters and other ephemera since the 1970s, which until this publication were stacked in a briefcase in the East Village.
55,00 € * Weight 1.1 kg
'Die Kennedys. Portrait of a Familie' von Richard AVEDON führt uns zurück in den Januar 1961. Er enthält für die Modemagazine Look und Harper's Bazaar gemachte Fotos der Familie John F. Kennedys, der kurz zuvor zum Präsidenten der USA gewählt worden war.
34,00 € * Weight 1 kg
German reissue of the joint photo volume by photographer Richard AVEDON and writer James Baldwin - a 'milestone of the modern photo book', with accompanying 72-paged booklet. When 'Nothing Personal' was published in 1964 the book was very controversial.
48,00 € * Weight 2 kg
HC with dust jacket, 14 x 22 x 2 cm., 137 pp., ONLY GERMAN LANGUAGE
18,00 € * Weight 0.4 kg
Out-of-print volume 'Evidence 1944-1994' provides an insight into the photographic practice of the famous photographer Richard AVEDON, documents his artistic development, shows the emergence of projects and makes work and thought processes comprehensible.
48,00 € * Weight 1.5 kg
'Photographers A-Z' brings together photographers who have made a significant contribution to photographic culture, as well as the most important photographic volumes of the past century. The entries are illustrated with facsimiles from books & magazines.
from 16,00 €