Richard Avedon was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. His portrait work comprises an authoritative record of our era. His many books have set a standard for photographic publishing. As a staff photographer for Harper's Bazaar and later for Vogue, Avedon redefined the fashion photograph. In 1992 he became the first staff photographer in the history of The New Yorker.Anne Hollander is a New York–based art historian and critic, and former president of the Pen American center. She is the author of several books, including Feeding the Eye, Sex and Suits: The Evolution of Modern Dress, and Seeing Through Clothes.