Richard Avedon is undoubtedly one of the leading photographers of the century.
Famous for his minimalism, Avedon’s photographs are often well lit and in front of a white backdrop with no props or other details to distract from the subject. He made fashion exciting and strong, anticipating many of the trends that have occurred between fine art, fashion, advertising and pop culture.
Fashion wasn’t his only field of work though. He also took snapshots of many iconic characters of the last decades like JFK, Dalí, Hitchcock, Katherine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.