Diane Arbus, ‘Two ladies at the automat, N.Y.C. 1966’, 1966, Fraenkel 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
Beyond Fashion: Woman in Landscape, Deborah Bell Photographs, New York
2017
Diane Arbus: In the Beginning, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco
2016
WE, ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles