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The Strange Characters of Diane Arbus

Photography // Thursday, 01 May 2014

Throughout the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s New York City native Diane Arbus created an extensive photographic body of work that provided glimpses of strangeness in everyday life. While her photography was documentary, her use of composition and subject matter transformed her work into it’s own unique sub-genre. During her career, she received two Guggenheim Fellowships and exhibited in numerous successful photographic shows before taking her own life in 1971. “I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them,” said Arbus.

text written by Canbra Hodsdon


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