Terry Richardson banned by major magazine publisher, according to leaked email
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Following a scathing piece by The Times, a leaked Conde Nast email reveals that controversial photographer Terry Richardson has been banned from working with the company's many publications—including major names like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, and GQ. The leak comes via The Telegraph, which claims that the email was "circulated within the media group Conde Nast International", and follows years of sexual misconduct allegations against Richardson.
Richardson has long been one of the photographers of choice in the fashion industry for his 'raw' style, this despite the allegations against him. Entities working with Richardson were recently called out by The Times, which asked why the photographer is still 'feted by fashionistas' despite being known as 'the Harvey Weinstein of fashion.'
The leaked Conde Nest email mentions neither The Times' piece nor the allegations, instead reportedly stating:
I am writing to you on an important matter. Condé Nast would like to no longer work with the photographer Terry Richardson. Any shoots that have been commission[ed] or any shoots that have been completed but not yet published, should be killed and substituted with other material.
The Telegraph claims the email was signed by Conde Nast International Executive VP James Woolhouse.
The publication itself has not made any official comments about the matter; however, a representative for Richardson issued a statement about the report to the Huffington Post, saying:
Terry is disappointed to hear about this email especially because he has previously addressed these old stories. He is an artist who has been known for his sexually explicit work so many of his professional interactions with subjects were sexual and explicit in nature but all of the subjects of his work participated consensually.
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