Avedon Catalogue
Avedon
Biography
1923
Born, New York City.
1929-1941
Attended P.S. 6, De Witt Clinton High School, and Columbia University.
1942-1944
Served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.
1994
EVIDENCE is awarded the Prix Nadar by the Bibliotheque Nationale for the best photographic book of 1994.
1996
Mental Health Association of New York City, Humanitarian Award.
1998
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.
2000
Deutsches Centrum für Photographie, Berlin Photography Prize 2000.

Photo District News: Most Influential Photographer.

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, Lifetime Achievement Award.
2001
Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
2003
Royal Photographic Society, 150th Anniversary Medal.
Arts & Business Council, Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts.
Americans for the Arts, National Arts Award: Lifetime Achievement.
2004
Dies, 1 October, San Antonio, Texas, while on assignment for The New Yorker magazine.
2005
The Richard Avedon Foundation is established.
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