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Richard Avedon - Dovima with Elephants 1955

Dovima with Elephants 1955 | From a unique collection of figurative photography at

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Dovima The quintessential swan was a Queens housewife until she was discovered outside a Manhattan Automat. Described by Avedon as the "last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties," she created the perfect fashion storm when she posed with elephants for him at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris in 1955. The resulting images have long been among the world's best-loved fashion photographs.

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Dovima between elephants in Dior, 1955 Cirque D´Hiver. one of my favorite photographs of all time.

Dovima with elephants. Richard Avedon. - i learned in photography class that this was his least favorite picture he ever took but now it it one of his most famous

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This young elephant calf was deserted and adopted by another female elephant.

A majestic tusker walks across a dry lake in Amboseli National Park, Kenya ©Pieter Ras

Beautiful animal and very wise.. by elephants are always females who lead!

elephant parade! elephants are such wonderful, amazing is a crime against humanity and the animals for how they are treated in their native some reading surrounding the issue. it's tragic all around. :(