The Bee Man By Richard Avedon

June 30, 2023

The Bee Man By Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon's famous photo of the Beekeeper was captured through an intriguing series of events. A beekeeper named Ron Fischer responded to an ad in a national journal seeking someone willing to be photographed with bees. Surprisingly, Richard Avedon himself had placed the ad in a beekeeping publication.

Fischer had always wanted to create a "bee beard," where bees gather on a person's face, drawn by a queen bee worn like a charm around the neck. It may sound unusual, but for Fischer, it was a way to pass the time when nothing else was happening.

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Richard Avedon – Ronald Fisher, Beekeeper, Davis, California, May 9, 1981. All images: The Richard Avedon Foundation/avedonfoundation.org unless otherwise noted.





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