Avedon's Last Collection
November 3, 2004 5:03 PM   Subscribe

Democracy 2004 - Earlier this year, Richard Avedon decided that he would try to capture a sense of the country in the midst of a crucial Presidential election campaign. These are the (unfinished, but wonderful) results.
posted by amandaudoff (16 comments total)
Oooh... hold on while I post something out of Atlantic Monthly!
posted by jon_kill at 5:07 PM on November 3, 2004

Oh. Oh dear."
posted by ColdChef at 5:12 PM on November 3, 2004

My vote for worst picture. Way too contrived.
posted by ColdChef at 5:18 PM on November 3, 2004

Jon Stewart. The official MeFi highlight reel, for those who are too lazy to browse through the whole series.
posted by DaShiv at 5:25 PM on November 3, 2004

This woman, epitomizes the ideal of the Democratic Party to me. Worn and weathered, yet still open, optimistic and tough.

We took a beating yesterday and today, but I'm still proud to be a Democrat. Keep the faith!
posted by psmealey at 5:38 PM on November 3, 2004

Rove, the disfigured Sergeant, the Infantry women are already classic Avedons for me. some of the rest are outstanding.

we lost the greatest one, really

posted by matteo at 5:49 PM on November 3, 2004

WTF? Please tell me that the conventions are "costume only" events, please.

WTF II? Please. Because otherwise these two fellows make no sense to me at all.

Bill Gates has a fetish for his own breasts? Or is he telling us we can all suck his tit?

Nasty. What's up her ass that she looks so damn sour? Someone brave please give her a hug, k?
posted by five fresh fish at 6:20 PM on November 3, 2004

Great pictures.
posted by graventy at 7:22 PM on November 3, 2004

I stand by my comment last night that Carville is Gollum.
posted by deborah at 7:25 PM on November 3, 2004

A close cousin, at the least. A little Kai's Goo would fix the eyeballs.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:33 PM on November 3, 2004

i stand to witness deborah's utterance.

For what it may be worth, these photos made me weep, before the election. They remind me of Victorian remembrance photos.
posted by mwhybark at 8:48 PM on November 3, 2004

Wonderful. The first picture shows hopelessness, the last one hope.

Great work, greast link. Thanks.
posted by NewBornHippy at 11:01 PM on November 3, 2004

Also, that's too much of an honor for O'Reilly to be seen through the
lens of Avedon -- he's probably the only one in the series that
doesn't diserve it. Somehow, he looks like an ass.
posted by NewBornHippy at 11:45 PM on November 3, 2004

I would like to describe my thought process when viewing these pictures.
good picture, great picture, good, ok, hmm, fine, good picture, don't like, that's good, colours, b & W, good, zany, good, hmmm, ok, NSFW - Alt-Tab; Alt-Tab; arghhh; Alt-Tab
posted by seanyboy at 5:24 AM on November 4, 2004

Good combination of beautiful and horrifying
posted by Pretty_Generic at 5:50 AM on November 4, 2004

Yeah, I was at work for that one, too. It's less of a big deal in Tokyo, though.
posted by bashos_frog at 5:56 AM on November 4, 2004

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