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Avedon: Behind the Scenes, 1964-1980 by Lewin, Gideon

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ISBN 9781576879283 – POWERHOUSE BOOKS – RANDOM HOUSE US Hardback 232 pp – Oct 2019

Gideon Lewin was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, majoring in photography and advertising. As an established photographer for 40 years, he has collaborated with American and European fashion designers on advertising, promotions, and books, as well as working closely with American retailers. He has also created editorial work for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Avenue, Lear’s, Elle, Lifestyles, and Travelgirl magazines. Lewin’s portraits include many celebrities and personalities of note in politics and the arts. He has collaborated on Unmistakably Mackie- The Fashion and Fantasy of Bob Mackie, and fashion books with Bill Blass and others. A retrospective exhibit of his work was presented by the Museum of Photography in Mougins, France, and a one-man exhibition, Platinum Nudes, at the Neuhoff Gallery, New York. His photography was also included in a group exhibit at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York as well as at the Vered Gallery in East Hampton, New York. Early in his career, Lewin was the studio manager and “right-hand man” to Richard Avedon for 16 years.

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This monograph on the work of Gideon Lewin, master printer and assistant to Richard Avedon, reveals moments never told, stories never heard, and a life that only a few ever experienced. It is a story of a close working relationship and collaboration with a master.

Avedon- Behind the Scenes, 1964-1980 relates Lewin’s personal experiences working with Richard Avedon for 16 years. It is about the hard work, the intrigues, the energy, the mysteries, the humor, and the commitment to creating images that were larger-than-life and will last for generations. The book illuminates many details about preparations for Avedon’s major exhibitions, the master classes he was a part of, and many behind-the-scene stories working on fashion collections in Paris and in New York for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue, photographing the world’s most famous personalities and most beautiful women- Sophia Loren, Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Cher, Jean Shrimpton, Veruschka, Twiggy, Rene Russo, Patti Hanson, and Lauren Hutton. Finally, this book opens the window to the lighter side of Richard Avedon, as well as his total dedication to the art of photography in his determination to leave a legacy unlike that of no other photographer. With more than 200 photographs Gideon Lewin- The Avedon Years, 1964-1980 is a singular and remarkable journey.