Photographer Richard Avedon Dies at 81

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1978 Richard Avedon photo by Laura Wilson

Richard Avedon at work in 1978, photographing people and landscapes in the U.S. Midwest. © Laura Wilson hide caption

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Photographer Richard Avedon, whose evocative pictures of celebrities and the high life elevated fashion photograpy to an art form, died last weekend in San Antonio, Texas, after suffering a brain hemorrahge. His death was announced Friday. NPR's Noah Adams reports.

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