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Richard Avedon People

Friday 23 August until Sunday 24 November 2013
Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955 by Richard Avedon
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Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955 by Richard Avedon

American photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004) produced portrait photographs that defined the twentieth century. Richard Avedon People explores his iconic portrait making practice. At the core of his artistic work was a profound concern with the emotional and social freedom of the individual in society. Curated by the National Portrait Gallery’s Senior Curator, Dr Christopher Chapman in partnership with The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York, Richard Avedon People is the first Australian exhibition of Avedon’s work. The Foundation was structured by Avedon in his lifetime and encourages the study and appreciation of Avedon’s photography through exhibitions, publications and outreach programs.