Video: How to Photograph Like Richard Avedon

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While known to many for his elegant fashion photography and celebrity portraits, Richard Avedon is also distinguished for one of his biggest projects–a best-selling book and traveling exhibit entitled In the American West. In contrast to the glamorous personalities that usually graced his frames, everyday working class subjects such as miners in their soiled working clothes, housewives, and farmers became the focus of his compelling collection of portraits.

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