Sunday, 1 June 2008

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus, a pivotal figure in contemporary documentary photography, produced a substantial body of work before her suicide in 1971. Her unrelentingly direct photographs of people who live on the edge of societal acceptance, as well as those photographs depicting supposedly "normal" people in a way that sharply outlines the cracks in their public masks, were controversial at the time of their creation and remain so today.

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