More than Elephants & Fashion

I was introduced to Richard Avedon’s stunning photography thanks to a post that a fellow blogger wrote on an image featuring the ‘first supermodel’ between 2 majestic elephants. I immediately loved him.

He didn’t only do Fashion. You can see history through his photography. From images of the working class in New York and Italy, to Civil Rights protests against the war, to racial segregation and Debutante Balls in the South, and even the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Here are some images from the Richard Avedon Foundation.

Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, August 1955

Twiggy, January 1968

Palermo, Sicily,1947

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, New Year's Eve 1989

Dovima with the Elephants Dovima (Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba) was the model for which the term ‘supermodel’ was coined. Not only that, she perpetuated that the notion of vacuous blondes. In Egypt, someone asked her what she thought of Africa. To which she replied, “Africa? Who said anything about Africa? This is Egypt.” When they explained that Egypt was in Africa, Dovima replied, “I should have charged double rate!” On the same shoot, she brought along a large trunk … Read More

via Iconic Photos


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Sicilian mud-bath. undecided at mind, decided at heart. brave when moving away, a coward when saying goodbye. great when talking about others, terrible when talking about myself. love travelling... love everything about it.
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