Richard Avedon: Family Affairs

Richard Avedon: Family Affairs

Since April 1st the National museum of American Jewish History has had up it’s exhibit featuring work by Richard Avedon on the fifth floor. Avedon was fashion and portrait photographer and his work had a wide impact on the shape of American style and beauty. It’s a very interesting exhibit to see, there’s many photographs politicians and congress people. Also Avedon had a great relationship with James Baldwin, they were close friends.They both had similar opinions on certain topics. Here’s more on the exhibit and Avedon:

Avedon’s striking fashion photography and minimalist, emotion-filled portraiture broke boundaries and, for nearly a half century, helped define Americans’ perceptions of beauty, politics, and power. This exhibition, for which NMAJH will be the only U.S. venue, unites two seminal bodies of work by the influential American Jewish photographer: a series of four portrait murals inspired by the revolutionary atmosphere of the 1960s and early 1970s, and a series of 69 portraits entitled The Family, originally published in Rolling Stone magazine on the eve of the 1976 election.

Check out NMAJH’s website for more details and in depth video,and check out the exhibit IRL(in real life.)