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Richard Avedon

Rights and Restrictions Information

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730


The photographs Richard Avedon made for his own use may be restricted by copyright. Other photographs, however, may have been produced as "work for hire" and copyright may be held by the original client. Privacy and publicity rights may also apply.

Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted; subject to P&P policy on copying. This policy prohibits xeroxing of the original photographs in this collection.

Publication and other forms of distribution: May be restricted. The photographs Richard Avedon made for his own use may be restricted by copyright. Other photographs, however, may have been produced as "work for hire" and copyright may be held by the original client. In addition, privacy and publicity rights may apply to the portraits. For permission, contact:

Richard Avedon Foundation
25 West 53rd Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 879-5040

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by Richard Avedon, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-108760]

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Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: September 22, 2005.


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