Richard Avedon


Richard Avedon

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  1. “You cannot make a photograph of a person without that person’s presence, and that very presence implies truth. A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them are truth.”

    Like Chatwin’s word portraits or Monet’s brush captures, Avedon felt the responsibility of his pictures to pass on the subject to posterity.

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