“Arbus reveals the powerful ability of photography to lie, but also it is a testimony of how the lie is not mere betrayal, but a far-reaching human necessity to escape
“That’s because the energy from extreme situations provides drama, and drama is a photographer’s gift”
“In my late 30’s and cynical beyond belief, I actually find this little book creating a new space or affection for the idea of the 60’s and 70’s that I
A Young Man in Curlers at Home on West 20th Street (N.Y.C. 1966) Arbus uses a strong flash to create a high-contrast photograph in “A Young Man in Curlers at
“The House Project” by Roger Ballen and Didi Bozzini with Oodee publisher is by far the best Roger Ballen Book I have seen.
The photographer once stated dryly that the centripetal composition of all of his pictures was based on the Confederate Flag.
Diane Arbus at “Love-In,” Central Park, New York 1969 @ The Estate of Garry Winogrand Arbus hunts out forms that can be judged as impure, hidden from the view of
Images from the back of the print: Transvestite at a Drag Ball, New York City, 1970 Gelatin silver, printed by Neil Selkirk 14-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches (36.8 x 36.8 cm)
“A young family in Brooklyn going for a Sunday outing. Their baby in named Dawn. Their son is retarded.” NYC, 1966 By John Pultz, excerpt from Diane Arbus: Family Albums, 2003
One of Arbus’s last series of photographs was of the institutionalized mentally retarded, whom she found “the strangest combination of grownup and child” she’d ever seen. By William Todd Schultz,
She was not a theorist but an artist. Her concern was not to buttress philosophical questions but to make pictures. By John Szarkowski, Director, Department of Photography, NY MoMA Diane
Masked woman in a wheelchair, PA, 1970 By Robert Coles, Wellesley College, 1977 I have an intense dislike for Diane Arbus. I don’t like her photographs and I don’t like