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Diane Arbus - USA (1923-1971)



Teenage couple on Hudson Street, N.Y.C. - 1963



Identical twins, Roselle, N.J. - 1967



Masked woman in a wheelchair, Pa. - 1970


Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. - 1962

 

Copyright Estate of Diane Arbus 1999. All images are protected by international copyright laws.

A pivotal figure in contemporary documentary photography, Diane Arbus 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. Passage taken from  The International Center of Photography Encyclopedia of Photography