Who is diane arbus?

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus ( /diːˈæn ˈɑrbəs/; March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of "deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.". Diane believed that a camera could be “a little bit cold, a little bit harsh” but its scrutiny revealed the truth; the difference between what people wanted others to see and what they really did see – the flaws. A friend said that Arbus said that she was "afraid . . . that she would be known simply as 'the photographer of freaks'"; however, that phrase has been used repeatedly to describe her.

Read more about Diane Arbus.

Some articles on diane arbus:

Doon Arbus
... Doon Arbus (born April 3, 1945), a daughter of actor Allan Arbus and the late photographer Diane Arbus, is a writer and journalist ... Her sister, Amy Arbus, is a photojournalist ... Doon Arbus was a longtime collaborator of Richard Avedon, with whom she coauthored the books Avedon The Sixties and Alice in Wonderland The Forming of a Company, the Making of a Play ...
Diane Arbus - Notable Solo Exhibitions
... 1972 Diane Arbus Portfolio 10 Photos. 1972–1975 Diane Arbus (125 photographs, curated by John Szarkowski). 1974 "Hommage à Diane Arbus" by Jean-Marc Bustamante, Arles' Théâtre Antique, Rencontres d'Arles festival, France ...

Famous quotes containing the words diane arbus, arbus and/or diane:

    If I were just curious, it would be very hard to say to someone, “I want to come to your house and have you talk to me and tell me the story of your life.” I mean people are going to say, “You’re crazy.” Plus they’re going to keep mighty guarded. But the camera is a kind of license. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much attention and that’s a reasonable kind of attention to be paid.
    Diane Arbus (1923–1971)

    A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
    —Diane Arbus (1923–1971)

    Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)