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November 2016
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A reflection of himself

Yves Montand et Simone Signoret par Avedon. une halte novembre 2016 PLUMEVOYAGE @plumevoyagemagazine © The Richard Avedon Foundation

His fashion images speak of spontaneity, movement, vitality. The portraits of celebrities he realizes also exude a freshness and spontaneity unprecedented, the photographer loving blazing sessions where the model does not have time to get bored. Avedon, moreover, does not claim to make portraits more “real”. Indeed, he said, “there is no truth in photography. And there is not one truth in someone. My portraits are more a reflection of myself that people I photograph. “This personal analysis is in fact a universal truth about portrait photography.

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