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Famed Photographer Richard Avedon, 81, Dies

Richard Avedon, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, died Friday at the age of 81. In September, he suffered a brain hemorrhage while on assignment for The New Yorker in San Antonio, Tex.

Avedon, who elevated fashion photography to a modern art form, was best known for his dramatic black-and-white portraits of the rich and famous. NPR's Neda Ulaby has a remembrance.

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Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk.
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