Reflection on one of the photographs of Richard Avedon at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). 11 West 53rd Street Phone 212-708-9400 (Wed-Mon 10:30 am-5: 30pm / Closed Tues / Fri 10:30 am-8pm / adult $ 20 senior students 16US $ 12US $ <17 years old pleasant). Founded by several American philanthropists, MOMA became operational in 1929 and quickly became one of the best modern art museums worldwide. His first works were Cubist and abstract line, as they were the most avant-garde movements of the time. Among his most important paintings include "The Starry Night" by Van Gogh, "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" by Pablo Picasso, "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali, "Broadway Boogie Wogie" by Piet Mondrian, "American Flag" of Jasper Johns and the first self-portrait by Frida Kahlo that includes one of his pet spider monkey named "Fulang-Chang and Me." In Photography, stresses the back of this area from 1840 to contemporary times, with authors such as Diane Arbus, Eugène Atget, Man Ray, Walker Evans, Garry Winogrand, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard Avedon, among others. There is also sculpture, architecture and design, drawings, illustrated books and a collection of almost 100,000 movies. Renowned fashion photographer and a large portrait, began his career in 1950 doing splendid work for the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar, where he eventually became Head of Photography. Subsequently, would also collaborate with other magazines such as Vogue, Life and Look. Without a doubt, was the great fashion photographer during the 1960s and 70s. In his works was to raise fashion photography to the range of artistic, to get away with the myth that the models were projecting indifference or submission. On the contrary, in his photographs the models were free and creative in their gestures within scenarios and dynamic compositional schemes under previously determined. In the 1960s, Avedon was revealed as an artist committed to the social concerns of his time. During 1963 he photographed the Civil Rights Movement in the southern United States, working in the following years with James Baldwin in the book Nothing personal. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Avedon made reports on military leaders and casualties in the Vietnam War and anti-war demonstrations in the United States for the New York Times. At Christmas of 1989-1990 went to Germany to document a city divided in two different worlds, the night the Berlin Wall fell. His portraits, apparently simple but deeply psychological, celebrities and unknown posing in front of a pristine white background, show a careful photographer can translate into unexpected photographic paper features the faces of characters from the size of Truman Capote, Henry Miller, Humphrey Bogart or Marilyn Monroe, among many others. His method was simple but effective animated contrary defeat photographed over long and tiring sessions of up to four hours. So bare, and portrayed the defenseless was able to show their sincere personality.