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“The Full Circle”

Photo of Hiroko Matsumoto by Richard Avedon. On the cover: Cardin’s “Butterfly” dress – a giant chrysanthemum of spiraling petals, centered by a blazing cluster of diamonds cascading the shoulder. This exquisitely gentle fall of frosted pink silk chiffon bares … Continue reading

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Year of the Dog (2)

Lisette Model, Promenade des Anglais, 1937 (79.1993) Robert Capa, [Truman Capote holding a pet dog, Italy], 1953 (3342.1992) Richard Avedon, [Contact sheet of Marilyn Monroe posing with dog], 1958 (1249.2005) Elliott Erwitt, Amsterdam, 1972 (2007.4.32) Nicholas Nixon, New Canaan, Connecticut, … Continue reading

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Fabled Enchantresses

Richard Avedon, [Marilyn Monroe impersonating Theda Bara], 1958 (1245.2005) This photograph is part of a series titled Fabled Enchantresses by Richard Avedon and Marilyn Monroe. It was shot for the Christmas issue of Life magazine in 1958. In this picture, … Continue reading

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Elections 2016: “The Family 1976”

THE FAMILY 1976, By Richard Avedon Early this year we asked Richard Avedon – one of the world’s greatest photographers – to cover America’s bicentennial presidential election. Our original idea was to publish a chronicle of the campaign – the … Continue reading

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Fold

Richard Avedon, [Hand and arm in long sleeved blouse in front of black hair], ca. 1968 (2151.2005) Lou Bernstein, Kathie, N.Y. Aquarium, 1977 (94.1992) Lala Deen Dayal, General View of City and Lake, Udaipur, ca. 1880s (125.1980) Martin Munkacsi, [Woman … Continue reading

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Celebrating Martin Munkacsi

Martin Munkacsi, [Fred Astaire], 1936 (2007.110.2320) In his day Martin Munkacsi (1898-1963) was one of the most famous photographers in the world; his elegant and dynamic pictures of models, actors and athletes inspired photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard … Continue reading

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A Game of Charades: Hands Full of Expression

Hands play an important role in communication. Besides being an effective way of language without vocalizing–through signing and gesturing–hands can be quite versatile. Hands in Fashion: Richard Avedon, [Hand with long sleeved blouse in front of black hair], ca. 1968 … Continue reading

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