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GIDEON LEWIN was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, majoring in photography and advertising. As an established photographer for 40 years, he has collaborated with American and European fashion designers on advertising, promotions, and books, as well as beauty campaigns for Clairol, Revlon, Colgate, and Mirabella. He has also created editorial work for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Avenue, Lear's, Elle, Lifestyles, and Travelgirl magazines. Lewin's portraits include many celebrities and personalities of note in politics and the arts. He has collaborated on Unmistakably Mackie: The Fashion and Fantasy of Bob Mackie, and fashion books with Bill Blass and others. A retrospective exhibit of his work was presented by the Museum of Photography in Mougins, France, and a one-man exhibition, Platinum Nudes, at the Neuhoff Gallery, New York. Early in his career, Lewin was the studio manager and "right-hand man" to Richard Avedon for 16 years.