Richard Avedon: Photographs 1946 – 2004

Major retrospective exhibition

13 Feb 2009
13 May 2009
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  • Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam

Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, presents the first retrospective of work by Richard Avedon since his death in 2004. Avedon was a legend in his own lifetime, and remains one of the leading photographers of the latter half of the twentieth century. He enjoyed a star status that never left him.


Self Portrait, Richard Avedon, from - Richard Avedon

It was as a revolutionary fashion photographer that Avedon made his name in the 1950s. He was also a major innovator in modern portrait photography. Rather than portray famous figures in stiff, conventional poses, Avedon’s powerful, subjective manner penetrated the personality of his subject. The exhibition features over 200 works and demonstrates the range of Avedon’s unique vision: from the glamour of the Parisian fashion world of the early 1950s, the many portraits of public figures, his ten-metre-long work The Factory, a selection from his famous In the American West series, to photos taken shortly before his death in 2004.

'Photographs 1946 – 2004,' by Richard Avedon can be seen from 13 February to 13 May 2009 2008 at Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
Open daily 10.00-18.00, Thurs/Fri 10.00-21.00. Tickets: € 7.50

Visit the Foam website for detailed information on this exhibition.