Text and Image Photography

New Images Photography

Movement: Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon changed the look of fashion photography, having his subjects seemingly flow through the frame, updating the posed look of the Steichen years.

His subjects appear animated–motion-filled figures frozen in movement, most of the time clothed in garb you’ve probably never seen before, nor will ever see again.

This image shows some snapshots of his style, which often appears unconnected to any part of real life. Avedon also used props such  as umbrellas to add narrative to his photography.

In Homage to Munkacsi (1957), a woman with an umbrella  over her head jumps off a curb, which propels her though the frame donned with a pair of pumps that any fan of women’s clothing die for.

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