"Avedon's genius lies in his ability to see beyond reality and to use the tools of his craft to express what he sees. He transforms ordinary subjects into extraordinary images that will endure long after the real people are gone. Taking that kind of liberty with a subject requires courage. But courage - like vision - is what makes Avedon one of the most important artists of our time." - Janet Kutner, "Indelible Images from the West", The Dallas Morning News, September 14, 1985.