Shooting good quality portraits is a profession in itself and like every craft portrait photography knows its masters, one in particular. Richard Avedon (1923-2004) possessed the gift of being able to get people to open up, bare their souls. This gift underpins 'Portraits of Power', a collection of portraits taken over five decades of influential leaders from the arenas of politics, media, activism, writing and citizen debate. Malcolm X, Ronald Reagan, young Berliners at the fall of the wall, each subject has something to say, everyone a character. Faces brought to us by Avedon.
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