Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
March 14, 1923

Died
July 26, 1971

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Diane Arbus was an American photographer, noted for her portraits of people on the fringes of society, such as transvestites, dwarfs, giants, prostitutes, and ordinary citizens in unconventional poses and settings.

Arbus' early work was created using 35mm cameras, but by the 1960s Arbus adopted the Rolleiflex medium format twin-lens reflex. This format provided a square aspect ratio, higher image resolution, and a waist-level viewfinder that allowed Arbus to connect with her subjects in ways that a standard eye-level viewfinder did not. Arbus also experimented with the use of flashes in daylight, allowing her to highlight and separate her subjects from the background.

In July 1971, Arbus committed suicide in Greenwich Village at the age of 48
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Diane Arbus: Monograph

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Diane Arbus: Revelations

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Diane Arbus: Untitled

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Diane Arbus: Magazine Work

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diane arbus: in the beginning

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Arbus, Model, Strömholm

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Diane Arbus: Hubert's Museu...

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Diane Arbus: A Chronology, ...

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The New York School: Photog...

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Edward Hopper & Company: Ho...

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More books by Diane Arbus…
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
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“The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.”
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“For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.”
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