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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Must See: Avedon at The Corcoran Gallery

Washington, DC--Richard Avendon: Portraits of Power is wonderful. Don't miss this photo exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art; it runs through January 25.  It is like a time-travel experience... Richard Avendon's portraits take us through five decades of post-World War II American history. Avedon, who died in late 2004 at age 81, had access to the very top echelons of American political, business and cultural figures.

While you are at the Corcoran, take a look at the Wounded Cities exhibit, a work of photographer Leo Rubinfien. It is also a very interesting exhibit of peoples faces in many cities. There is also a really sad exhibit of photos at the Corcoran of people from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; it is beautiful work.

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