LIFE

From glossy fashion to the world we live in: The iconic images of Richard Avedon

By Elis Kiss

Henry Moore’s hand speaks of the sculptor in a 1963 photograph, while a double-take portrait of Francis Bacon from 1979 comes as a reflection of the painter’s own fragmented oeuvre. The images, shot by acclaimed photographer Richard Avedon, are iconic: They define their era, the sitters and the person orchestrating them behind the lens.

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