Via New York Times
“I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.” – Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon died yesterday in San Antonio. He had suffered a stroke several days before when he was on assignment for The New Yorker.
The image you see below is an example of his exquisite portraiture work for the book project “The American West.” Today, I finally bought Laura Wilson’s book, Avedon At Work, that describes this controversial project.
Be sure click on MULTIMEDIA on the right-hand side of the NYT page for links to Avedon’s work and a review of Avedon’s show by Michael Kimmelman.
Here is the Associated Press story about Richard Avedon’s death.