American, 20th century, male.
Born 15 May 1923, in New York City; died 1 October 2004, in San Antonio, Texas.
Photographer, photojournalist. Portraits, fashion, news.
Born to a merchant of women’s clothing, Avedon was exposed to fashion and its consumers from an early age. He greatly admired the work of Hungarian fashion photographer Martin Munkasci, who exploited photography’s new ability to capture the immediacy of motion. After serving in the US Merchant Marines ...