When it took place, New York-born Avedon was 32 and had been a professional photographer for ten years. He had been recruited to work as a staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar in1945 soon after completing his military service, by the influential art director Alexey Brodovitch. Avedon, with his enthusiasm, inventiveness and instinctive visual flair, soon established himself as a significant new voice in fashion photography.
|Dovima with elephants, Evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955|
|Richard Avedon, selfportrait|
Source: A.G. Nauta Couture