Masters of Photography: Diane Arbus

Posted: September 7, 2010 in Art, Photos
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Diane Arbus is my favorite photographer. Her series of photos on deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites,nudists, circus performers) or else of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal changed how photography was viewed in the 60’s. She showed an ugly truth to people who were ignored on a daily basis. She brought , what society viewed as ugly or abnormal, right to societies eyes. She would spend time with them in their homes building a connection into their world, into their lives, before she would photograph them. The end result of this was her work being displayed at The Museum of Modern Art. I draw inspiration from her work and hope one day my work will be good enough to inspire.

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”

Diane Arbus

Photos By: Diane Arbus

Posted By: Q.Whitening

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