Richard Avedon

Avedon

Avedon

This is an iPad app that covers a considerable amount of the work of photographer Richard Avedon.

I have many Richard Avedon books, some of them very large format but seeing his work backlit on a retina iPad screen is fantastic.

The app is free, if you have an iPad and you’re remotely interested in photography I highly recommend getting it.

The Richard Avedon app for iPad is a rich photographic experience that entices art and culture-minded individuals to explore Avedon’s work, to understand his process, and to differentiate between the object types in the Avedon archive.

Elegant and illuminating, the Richard Avedon app reveals the working process and catalogues the output of one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Organized into the major areas of Avedon’s focus: Fashion, Portraiture, and Reportage, the app encourages the study and appreciation of his work through in-depth descriptions of his print types and archival material, a visual history of his exhibitions and hundreds of images displaying the arc of this extraordinary artist’s career.

Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light

This is the entire 1995 American Masters program in nine linked parts on YouTube. It’s well worth watching (full screen). We saw it when it first aired on PBS many years ago and I bought the DVD which is now out of print and tough to find. This may be the only way to see this excellent biography of Richard Avedon, one of the greatest photographers in history.

When Tina Brown hired Avedon to be a staff photographer at The New Yorker I saved every image they printed of his. Together Brown and Avedon started the process of loosening up what was getting to be a rather stuffy (if still excellent) magazine. I have many of Avedon’s photo books including Into the American West, now out of print but an incredible collection of portraits.

[via PetaPixel]