Richard Avedon
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"Richard Avedon" was an United States/American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century".

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Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is... the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own.

I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.

I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense... symbolic of themselves. I often feel that people come to me to be photographed as they would go to a doctor or a fortune teller - to find out how they are.

Just advertising departments with legs and high heels.

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.