Richard Avedon

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: photographer who redefined fashion photography as an art form and achieved critical acclaim through his stark black-and-white portraits of the powerful and celebrated, who helped create the era of super models, but also was known for his unflattering shots of the rich and famous, and who worked for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and the New Yorker, had retrospectives featured in prestigious institutions ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the National Gallery of Art, and was reported to be reputed to be the world's highest-paid photographer.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brain hemorrhage

 

Born: May 15, 1923

 

Died: October 1, 2004

 

Location: San Antonio, Texas