Richard Avedon was a legendary American Jewish fashion photographer. The National Museum of American Jewish History is celebrating the work of the late artist until August 2nd in their exhibit Richard Avedon: Family Affairs. The show displays over 70 of Avedon’s portraits on loan from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Philadelphia is the only U.S. city to host this photography display.
Family Affairs displays a look at two Avedon’s projects. Figures like the Chicago Seven, Andy Warhol, and Allen Ginsberg define the first portion, while leaders like Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger and Cesar Chavez are captured in solo portraits as well. The two together compose a “family album” of 1960s and 1970s culture, as captured through Avedon’s meticulous lens.
The exhibit is included in the cost of admission.
Until August 2nd
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall E.