Gelatin silver print
Image: 24.4 x 19.4 cm (9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.); Paper: 25.2 x 20.1 cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)
Gift of Diann G. Mann and Thomas A. Mann 2019.32
Richard Avedon and author James Baldwin were friends in high school and worked together on the school newspaper.
Richard Avedon’s distinctive portrait style involved photographing sitters against a plain light background. They face front, engaging directly with the photographer. Leaf, an artist married to the photographer Robert Frank, is aware of self-presentation. She has chosen to be photographed without makeup or pretension. Her arms shield her body, but she gazes directly and openly at us. The resulting image conveys the artist’s natural beauty and strong character.
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