Photography Plus – New York Life #19, 1949 – A photo by Richard Avedon

Mother and Daughter

Mother and daughter
Wrapped in yesterday’s stories
Told in black and white

Richard Avedon (1923 -2004) an American fashion and portrait photographer. He worked for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, specializing in capturing movement in still pictures of fashion, theatre and dance. Avedon’s fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture.

He is one of the most important photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. During a career that spanned 60 years, his portrait and fashion work defined the medium of photography. More than any other photographer he successfully worked to erase the distinction between photography and fine art.

However fashion and celebrity were not the only genres that defined Richard Avedon as a great photographer.

Photograph Attribution © Richard Avedon, New York Life #19, Central Park West, New York, November 17, 1949

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Haiku Attribution © Goff James, Mother and Daughter

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Photography Plus – Edgar Ramirez – A photo by Norman Jean Roy

Shadows on the Wall

Shadows on the wall
So many masks hide the truth
Silence’s pained voice speaks

Norman Jean Roy (1969 -) a Canadian born portrait photographer. Roy is best known for his portraits of celebrities, socialites and personalities. His portraits have appeared on the covers and pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, and Rolling Stone.

Photograph Attribution © Norman Jean Roy, Edgar Ramirez, (Date Unstated)

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Haiku Attribution © Goff James, Shadows on the Wall

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