Michael Avedon is based in New York City, where he graduated from the International Center of Photography. He collaborates with brands including Dior, Piaget, Bulgari, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, Norrell, and many more. Michael’s 2018 cover story for New York Magazine “72 Years of School Shootings” was widely recognized as one of the year's most significant works of photojournalism and was awarded Best Cover Photography of the Year by the Society of Publication Designers.
The legacy of his grandfather Richard Avedon, has informed Michael’s artistry and his interest in portraiture, sociology, fashion and lifestyle. Avedon’s work is also greatly influenced by his maternal grandfather, New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, one of the leading intellectuals and political figures of the 20th century. The scope of Avedon’s work is a testament to his versatility as an artist; his empathy for his subjects, his knowledge of history and interest in current events, and the capacity of photography to express and document individual narratives and universal themes.
"Humanity has always inspired me and the camera has been a life-changing vehicle for exploring the human condition. Seeking a certain accelerated emotion and a fleeting truth in portraiture, while creating a world of fantasy and divine glamour in fashion images, fuels my passion for the glorious medium of photography every day."