Avedon Goes to Washington

From now until January 25, 2009 you can see a collection of Richard Avedon’s works in Washington, D.C., at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

From now until January 25, 2009 you can see a collection of Richard Avedon's works in Washington, D.C., at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Richard Avedon's work spans over sixty years, throughout his career he photographed everything from political subjects and famous musicians to rural workers of the American West. This exhibit will focus mainly on his political subjects from his "Family" series he did for Rolling Stone magazine during the 70's, the civil rights movement work he did for his book," Nothing Personal" and his coverage of anti-war movement during Vietnam war. Also in the collection is his incomplete project, a photo essay "Democracy", he was working on for The New Yorker when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away shortly after in 2004. This is an exhibit you don't want to miss if you find yourself in the Washington D.C. area. Tickets are $10 to $14. For more information see the Corcoran museum.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

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