Friday, August 14, 2009

Viewing Avedon

Viewing Avedon, originally uploaded by cawins.

It has been two times I have made the short pilgrimage to the alter of the SFMOMA exhibit -- Richard Avedon: Photographs 1946-2004. Avedon walked away from the conventional fashion and portraiture photography to provide the viewer with a sense of raw energy in a still image. His seamless backgrounds and the negative's black edges further created to dramatize the subject.

The images in this show were selected by Helle Crezien (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark) and curated by SFMOMA's Sandra Phillips. From the picture of Andy Warhol's scars to the young snake skinner the selection and overall presentation of Avedon's images was brilliant.

If you live or are visiting San Francisco, this is one exhibit worth seeing. The exhibit is running until November 29, 2009. Oh, don't forget your camera as this exhibit is open for photography believe it or not! To learn more on Richard Avedon visit The Richard Avedon Foundation.

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Craig has been involved in photography for over 29 years. His first camera, a simple pinhole camera constructed by him and his father when he was a young boy. His love for capturing visual subject matter continued with the guidance of his father, grandfather, and uncle — all very avid photographers.