A profound renewal of inspiration and practice
The most unexpected room throughout the exhibition, however, represents an important period in the course of the career of photographer: these three years in which Avedon will dive into the work of another photographer who goes operate in him a profound renewal of inspiration and practice, leading to the break the chain linking it to the magazines that began to choke him. Strange as it may seem, Avedon had ambitions to become the greatest photographer of the twentieth century, was also a humble man. At least it is with humility that discusses the work of Jacques Henri Lartigue discovered in 1963 at the first exhibition devoted to him the Moma in New York. He sees what is presented as a “genius amateur photographer”, the nostalgic witness of the Belle Epoque, but also the time that it continues to shoot with a dazzling style.