Diane Arbus, ‘A young waitress at a nudist camp, N.J.’, 1963, Rosier Gallery

About Diane Arbus

American photographer Diane Arbus is famous for her poignant portraits of individuals on the margins of society, such as street people, transvestites, nudists, and carnival performers. Arbus’s work is highly controversial, eliciting in some viewers an overwhelming sense of compassion, while others find her images bizarre and disturbing. Her practice challenged established conventions dictating the distance between photographer and subject, resulting in the raw psychological intensity that characterizes her photographic portraiture.

American, 1923-1971, New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2017
Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
WE, ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles
2016
In Residence II, Oliver Sears Gallery, London