Diane Arbus, ‘Female impersonator holding long gloves, Hempstead, L.I.’, 1959, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

"diane arbus: in the beginning"

Venues: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2016); SFMOMA, San Francisco (2017)

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

Solo Shows

New York,
A New Vision: American Photography After the War
New York,
diane arbus: in the beginning

Fair History on Artsy

Steven Kasher Gallery at The Photography Show 2018, presented by AIPAD
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