The New York Times did a great piece covering the Avedon Retrospective which launched yesterday and will continue through the 6th of September at the International Center of Photography. This exhibition is a long journey through Avedon’s Fashion Photography, documenting his work from 1944 till 2000.
According to the article it is the largest survey of Avedon’s fashion work since the Metropolitan Museum show in 1978. Avedon style was so developed in every way, from his interaction with the models to his portrayal them as subjects to the elegant framing; it was all so Avedon and will be forever! His style has been heavily emulated by many of today’s most highly acclaimed photographers and his legend continues to write itself.
Avedon is credited with the surfacing iconic faces and personalities such as Twiggy. “Despite the hullabaloo she caused, which the writer Thomas Whiteside described in a profile that year in The New Yorker, Twiggy’s career was actually brief. It is Avedon’s pictures that make us think of her as the definitive ’60s child.”
This is a must see exhibit for all fashion and photography lovers. The photos I have chosen are just a select from the video retrospective you can see online at the New York Times. It gives a well narrated history of Avedon’s fashion career.