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"American Masters" Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light (1995)

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Original Air Date:
9 December 1995 (Season 10, Episode 3)
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One of best documentaries on a photographer ever made See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast)

Richard Avedon ... Himself
John Lahr ... Himself

Mike Nichols ... Himself

Episode Crew
Directed by
Helen Whitney 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Helen Whitney  writer

Cinematography by
Terry Hopkins 
Film Editing by
Ted Winterburn 
Sound Department
Mark Mandler .... sound recordist
Roger Phenix .... sound
John Zecca .... sound
Other crew
Richard Avedon .... photos
Erik Sharkey .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Susan Lacy  creator: American Masters

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90 min


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
One of best documentaries on a photographer ever made, 17 December 2005
Author: montrealimage from Japan

Here it is, one of the best documentaries ever made on a photographer. Richard Avedon was one of the great geniuses of 20th century photography, famous for his fashion photography done for the likes of Vogue, Versace, and Armani, and equally famous for his black and white portraits of American people, both famous and unknown. This movie features ample footage of Avedon, a great storyteller and conversationalist, describing his life and methods. Many guests tell interesting stories of the joys and tribulations of working with him. It is difficult not to be impressed by Avedon's endless photographic inventiveness and personal charm. For a great view of the creative process, and on the struggle to make a living while making art, then check this out.

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