Diane Arbus

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Arbus, Diane

(är`bəs), 1923–71, American photographer, b. New York City. For nearly 20 years Arbus operated a successful fashion photography studio with her husband, Allan Arbus. She studied with Lisette Model and began, in the late 1950s, to make the intimate and powerful visual record of life on the margins of society for which she became renowned. Her empathetic acceptance of what she saw set her work apart and gave her access to the usually unapproachable: transvestites, dwarves, prostitutes, nudists, giants, carnival sideshow performers, the mentally impaired, and those often stigmatized as strange or ugly. Arbus, who battled depression throughout her life, died a suicide at 48. One of the most acclaimed and influential American photographers of the latter 20th cent., Arbus was the sister of the poet Howard NemerovNemerov, Howard
, 1920–91, American poet, novelist, and critic, b. New York City, grad. Harvard, 1941; brother of photographer Diane Arbus. He taught at Bennington College for many years and was associated with Washington Univ. in St. Louis from 1969 until his death.
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See collections of work the aperture monograph Diane Arbus (1972), Diane Arbus, Magazine Work (1984), Diane Arbus: Untitled (1995), and Diane Arbus: Revelations (2003) biographies by P. Bosworth (1984) and A. Lubow (2016).

Arbus, Diane (b. Nemerov)

(1923–71) photographer; born in New York City (sister of Howard Nemerov). Daughter of a wealthy department store merchant, she began as a fashion photographer, but from about 1954 on she concentrated on such subjects as deviants, nudists, dwarfs, drug-addicts, and ugly or poor people she might meet on the street.
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Caption: Diane Arbus, Woman with her Baby Monkey, 1971, gelatin silver print; Andy Warhol, lohnson, lay, 1971, Polaroid; Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, gelatin silver print, Gift of Marc Freidus, 1988
It's a warning to be heeded by the biographer, especially when his subject is as difficult as the photographer Diane Arbus (1923-71).
The majority of the photographs included in the exhibition are part of the Museum's vast Diane Arbus Archive, acquired in 2007 by gift and promised gift from the artist's daughters, Doon Arbus and Amy Arbus.
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Allan Arbus, who ran a photography business with his wife, Diane Arbus, before becoming an actor who starred in MASH, died April 19 in Los Angeles.
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Charlotte takes her inspiration from the well-known American photographer Diane Arbus who was famous for capturing images of people living on the fringes of society.
Gross (art history, Savannah College of Art and Design) goes against the stereotype of New York photographer Diane Arbus as 'Sylvia Plath with a camera' in this examination of Arbus's work within the cultural, literary, and artistic milieu of the 1960s.
Diane Arbus sounded giddy, recalling her visit to the projects on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Since its transformation to artists' housing, Diane Arbus, Merce Cunningham, Moses Gunn, Hans Haacke, and Gil Evans, among countless other artists, lived or got their start at Westbeth.
A quote from Diane Arbus, "My favorite thing is to go where I've never been" is my guiding light for my lifetime learning.
There's a superb piece on the work of Diane Arbus accompanied by a raft of full plate reproductions.