Richard Avedon and Arnold Newman Interviewed – See Famous Photographers on the Radio! – NPR


Photographers Richard Avedon, known for his trend leading fashion photography work,  and Arnold Newman, known for his celebrity portrait work, are  interviewed and discussed on  National Public Radio.

There are some great interviews with, and podcasts about, several famous photographers on NPR (National Public Radio)

For your listening pleasure, I’m featuring a few of these worthy podcasts here .
(Unfortunately, NPR changed the way they post these podcasts so you may find some won’t open in your browser as expected. If not, try searching for them on the NPR site; you might find another way to open them, sorry if that’s the case)



Richard Avedon is known for his black & white  fashion photography as well as the people he photographed.

  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • The Beatles
  • Andy Warhol
  • Nastassja Kinski and the Serpent
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Willem deKooning
  • Pablo Picasso

Avedon Discusses His ‘American West’ Photos, 1985

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Avedon Discusses His Autobiography, 1993

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A Visit to an Avedon Portrait Exhibit

Morning Edition, October 14, 2002 · David D’Arcy reports from New York on the Richard Avedon portrait exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The photographer, who’s known for his mostly black and white photos, has been snapping pictures almost his entire life.

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Famed Photographer Richard Avedon, 81, Dies

All Things Considered, October 1, 2004 · Richard Avedon, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, died Friday at the age of 81. In September, he suffered a brain hemorrhage while on assignment for The New Yorker in San Antonio, Tex.

Avedon, who elevated fashion photography to a modern art form, was best known for his dramatic black-and-white portraits of the rich and famous. NPR’s Neda Ulaby has a remembrance.

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Arnold Newman is reknowned for his striking portaits of celebrities, and for the people he so photographed.

  • Marlene Dietrich
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Harry S. Truman
  • Piet Mondrian
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Arthur Miller
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Truman Capote

Arnold Newman’s Portrait Photography

Morning Edition, May 5, 2000 · Host Renee Montagne talks with photographer Arnold Newman. An exhibition of Newman’s work is on display at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. During his career, Newman has photographed some of the most notable people in the world; from Francisco Franco to Truman Capote. He’s also photographed every American President from Kennedy to Clinton. Newman is credited with creating a unique photographic style called “environmental” portraits.

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Photographer Arnold Newman Dies at 88

Morning Edition, June 7, 2006 ·  Photographer Arnold Newman died Tuesday at the age of 88. Newman’s work appeared frequently in Life magazine, and included portraits of artists like Pablo Picasso.

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Let me know what you think of them in the comment section below.


Ken Storch

Author: P U

6 thoughts on “Richard Avedon and Arnold Newman Interviewed – See Famous Photographers on the Radio! – NPR

  1. Great shots of the radio, what a cool artifact!!
    Thanks for including Arnold Newman, he’s one of my favs!!!!!

  2. So it seems as if a good photographer equals dead photographer. What currently working photographers do suggest taking a look at?

  3. jockoB,

    I’m sorry that I never ogt to hear Arnold Newman speak, or attend one of his workshops, though I I did read a number of good interviews he gave.

    Perhaps I’ll dig them up out of my archives and write a piece on him specifically.

    Ken Storch

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