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As a 10-year-old on the Upper West Side, Richard Avedon stalked the great Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff with his Kodak Brownie. Today, in his late seventies, he continues to capture powerful faces. This month, the Met is bringing together 180 of his photographs, ranging from shots of celebrated artists (such as contralto Marian Anderson) to images of anonymous drifters, ranch hands, and oil-field workers.

Richard Avedon: Portraits
Metropolitan Museum of Art


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  • From the Sep 8, 2002 issue of New York
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