More Avedon

One of my earliest blog posts included Richard Avedon’s famous photograph of an exultant Cyd Charisse.  Here’s another of my favorite shots of his, of Veruschka, taken in New York on 4 January 1967.  I’m always amazed at how a still photograph can so successfully convey a sense of movement and flow (I suppose it helps when your subject is six feet three inches tall and reed thin).  The lines are just gorgeous.


Trivia tidbit: Avedon (1923-2004) went to DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, where he co-edited the school’s literary magazine, Magpie, with none other than writer James Baldwin (1924-1987), the central figure of Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro.”


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