Diane Arbus at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970, holding a copy of “Child with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962.” Stephen A. Frank

Diane Arbus Called Her Portraits ‘A Secret About a Secret’


Diane Arbus at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970, holding a copy of “Child with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962.” Stephen A. Frank
Diane Arbus at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1970, holding a copy of “Child with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962.” Stephen A. Frank

Diane Arbus was a daughter of privilege who spent much of her adult life documenting those on the periphery of society. Since she killed herself in 1971, her unblinking portraits have made her a seminal figure in modern-day photography and an influence on three generations of photographers, though she is perhaps just as famous for her unconventional…

via Diane Arbus Called Her Portraits ‘A Secret About a Secret’

5 thoughts on “Diane Arbus Called Her Portraits ‘A Secret About a Secret’

  1. Wow, so interesting. I love that women are finally getting recognized. I’m not a fan of Arbus. Her pictures always make me feel bad, as if the people in them didn’t know what they were getting into. They are so stark and unrelenting. This was a great post.

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