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Posts Tagged ‘Richard Avedon’

Photographer of Hollywood’s Golden Age Gets First, Posthumous Exhibit

Tomorrow afternoon at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Blossom Room, Canadian documentary filmmaker Barry Avrich will tell the story of the late Jack Pashkovsky, a man who photographed stars like Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich in their prime, and then quietly kept the resulting treasure trove to himself. It was only in 2000, a year before Pashkovsky’s death at age 89, that Avrich discovered the photos while working on an unrelated film project.

The first-ever public exhibit of Pashkovsky’s work is part of the TCM Classic Film Festival, which runs April 28th through May 1st at Mann’s Chinese, the Egyptian, and the Music Box Theater. Ahead of the trip to LA, Avrich spoke with Toronto Star reporter Martin Knelman about the incredible pics:

“Pashkovsky was unknown in his lifetime, but his gift at capturing the essence of larger-than-life personalities puts him on a level with Richard Avedon and Annie Leibovitz,” says Avrich…

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Elisabeth Biondi Leaves The New Yorker

Elisabeth Biondi is leaving The New Yorker after 15 years, per a blog post on the magazine’s site. She has been its Visual Editor since 1996.

Do yourself a favor and check out the New Yorker post about Biondi leaving. It features a slideshow of pictures hand-picked by photographers from their favorite shoots with Biondi. The photographers also provide some commentary. It’s touching and the pictures, as you can see, are fantastic.

Also, here’s an interview with Biondi reflecting on her career. Through the piece we found this bit of trivia: The first picture in The New Yorker was in 1992. It was a photo of Malcolm X, by Richard Avedon.