American photographer Richard Avedon (1923-2004) captured the emotion of politicians, artists, writers, actors, fashion models and the working class like no one else. Avedon first worked taking photos of servicemen for the US Merchant Marine, later moving on to work for both Harper's Baazar and Vogue. His later work took a much more political approach, capturing the working class and highlighting issues of racism. Avedon worked as a photographer at The New Yorker from 1992 to 2004 when he passed away. His work is exhibited at the SF MoMA July 11-November 29 2009, only 9 dollars for a student, and apparently today was free?!!