Richard Avedon – Relationships


Skira, 2022
Hardcover, 24.5 x 32cm
212 pages, b/w photographs
Italian text

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Over sixty years of career of one of the great masters of twentieth century photography
A tribute to Richard Avedon (1923-2004), the American photographer who linked his name and his shots to iconic magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and The New Yorker. A famous portraitist, Avedon was among the first fathers of fashion photography whose style he revolutionized when, as early as 1945, he abandoned static poses to place models in real settings.
Avedon’s are almost cinematic images that lead those who observe them to imagine the stories and stories they seem to evoke. Not only did the most famous models of the time pass in front of Avedon’s lens, but also a rich group of characters including actors, dancers, celebrities, artists, musicians, writers, civil rights activists, up to the heads of state. Furthermore, it was not uncommon for the same subject to be portrayed several times and in different periods, creating true photographic relationships that reveal different aspects of both the person portrayed and their relationship with the photographer.
Made in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography and the Richard Avedon Foundation (with main partner Versace and media partner Vogue Italia), Richard Avedon. Relationships features over one hundred iconic fashion photographs and portraits from the Center for Creative Photography’s vast collection: from artists Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol and Louise Nevelson to Ezra Pound and Truman Capote, from John Ford and Michelangelo Antonioni to Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe , from Jimmy Carter and George Bush to Malcom X and Kofi Annan, from Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Paul McCartney to the models Dovima, Veruschka and Linda Evangelista.
From these extraordinary portraits emerges Avedon’s ability to capture facial expressions, body gestures, moments, changes, styles and tensions that have crossed our society. Qualities highlighted even more by the black and white portraits that made him famous.
These photos, which show personalities who have marked the history of the twentieth century, models or ordinary people, give emotions to every curious glance at man.
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