The Man Who Would Be Fashion: Richard Avedon at ICP

International Center of PhotographyIf you’ve ever flipped through an issue of Harper’s Bazaar from the ‘40 or ‘50s, you’ve most likely seen the work of seminal fashion photographer Richard Avedon, whose photographs are now on view at New York’s International Center of Photography (ICP) in “Avedon Fashion 1944-2000,” part of the museum’s “Year of Fashion” event. (To file under “Did you Know”: The fashion photographer played by Fred Astaire in the movie “Funny Face,” with Audrey Hepburn, was loosely based on Avedon.) Throughout his nearly seven-decade career, Avedon completely changed the role of the fashion photographer by veering away from the static look of most fashion photographs and creating a new brand of lively, dynamic images: he took models out of the studio and into the air, showing them in motion. Formerly thought of as a predominantly European business, Avedon helped influence fashion photography in a way that continues to impact photographers today
ICP now offers the most comprehensive look at his fashion photography to date, including his work from Bazaar, Vogue and The New Yorker. More than 200 works are on view through September 20, including vintage prints, archival materials and contact sheets.
ICP is located at 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street. Call (212) 857-0000 for more information.

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Michael Tubbs

Michael Tubbs

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Michael's passion for Broadway and statistics came together perfectly for his assignment as "Broadway Sales Analyst" at New York Show Tickets Inc. He loves to forecast future Broadway ticket sales, diagnose breaking trends and can spot Broadway show winners and losers long before the rest of the crowd. Favorite Celebrity: Ashton Kutcher
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Michael Tubbs

About Michael Tubbs

Michael's passion for Broadway and statistics came together perfectly for his assignment as "Broadway Sales Analyst" at New York Show Tickets Inc. He loves to forecast future Broadway ticket sales, diagnose breaking trends and can spot Broadway show winners and losers long before the rest of the crowd. Favorite Celebrity: Ashton Kutcher