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Famed Fashion Photography of Richard Avedon on View at the Norton Museum of Art

WEST PALM BEACH, FL.- Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 will be on view at the Norton Museum of Art from February 9 through May 9, 2010. The first exhibition devoted exclusively to Richard Avedon’s fashion work, it will feature over 150 objects, including photographs from throughout his productive career, as well as original magazines showing his work in context and materials demonstrating his creative process. Richard Avedon is the most significant and influential photographer to have taken fashion as one of his subjects. He began working for Harper’s Bazaar in 1944, when he was only twenty-one, and revolutionized fashion photography, dispensing with its prevailing mannered and statically posed formulas and introducing a more youthful, spirited, and distinctly American style. Inspired by Hungarian photographer Martin Munkacsi and encouraged by legendary Harper’s Bazaar art director Alexey Brodovitch, he took models out of the studi