About the 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 in New York after serving in the military. He received his first assignment as a photographer from the photographer Lillian BASSMAN. 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.

Photobooks 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); '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.
98,00 € Weight 2.6 kg
Juliet Hacking expertly portrays 38 of the most important personalities in the history of photography. By working out backgrounds and contexts, the portraits add to an entertaining overview of the great innovations, trends and developments in photography.
24,80 € * Weight 1.3 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.
29,00 €
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.
from 39,95 € Weight 2 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 €
From the invention of the camera obscura to the birth of digital photography, this history of photography’s greatest advances by the author Florian Heine focuses on individual artists, works, and moments that decisively shaped the evolution of a genre.
9,95 € * Weight 0.8 kg