LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Famed portrait photographer Richard Avedon has suffered a brain hemorrhage while on assignment for the New Yorker magazine in Texas and has been hospitalized, a spokeswoman for the magazine said Wednesday.
Spokeswoman Perri Dorset said Avedon, 81, suffered the stroke Saturday while shooting an essay on democracy that was set to run shortly before the November U.S. presidential election.
His condition was guarded and Dorset said, "We're waiting for more information."
Her statements confirmed a report first published online in News Photographers Magazine, the bulletin of the National Press Photographers Association.
One of the most celebrated U.S. fashion and portrait photographers, Avedon was the first staff photographer ever hired for The New Yorker, a magazine that until editor Tina Brown took over in the 1990s traditionally did not run photographs.
Avedon's photos, usually intimate, intense studies against a white backdrop, are often powerful statements of a person's persona.
Among his most famous photos are portraits of Andy Warhol, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, the Duchess of Windsor and Truman Capote.
Post by needingthebigO on Oct 2, 2004 0:03:40 GMT -5
Nat- As I was hopping channels tonight, I caught an excerpt on the national news about him. I think he died. The anchor was speaking of him in past tense. I might be wrong, because, I only heard part of the story. They said he had been in San Antonio when he had the stroke.
Laura Wilson is one lady I am totally jealous of. If there's anyone who's lived a lucky life, it is she.
Consider: she has success, talent, beauty, skinniness, gives birth to three wonderful, talented, sexy guys, and is still married to the same wonderful man who adores her still after all these years. I mean, could it get any better?
If there's one explanation: she must have been a saint in her previous life.
She'll continue to be my role model - even if it's just to keep me out of my pantry.