The Brilliant Photographs of Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon began his most seminal body of work called In The American West in the late 70’s. Commissioned by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art it hasn’t been displayed in the museum since the opening.

Currently there is a small show of selections from the work. I have a plan of doing a deep dive with these photographs.


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    Questions for Dick Avedon (R.I.P)

    1. Had film not existeds, and digital been the norm, would you still have felt attracted to photography?

    2. How long did the commerical success remain satisfying; in retrospect, do you think you might/should have abandoned commerce earlier and devoted your talents exclusively to ‘art’? Going by the number of your exhibitions, it sure attracted you! Yes, commercial work is often just an extension of the personal – almost impossible to differentiate, in some cases – but there is a motivational difference in there.

    3. Part of commercial succes is the buzz you get from being offered the assignment; was that a factor in keeping you hooked, always assuming you no longer needed any more of the money? Or did it end up the other way around: you had too much choice and that brought its own headaches?

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  3. Don W. Yee says

    I would ask Richard Avedon.

    1. “You photographed British Royalty, the common man and every class of people in between. What common thread if any do you see in your subjects. when you click the shutter?”