Thursday, April 7, 2016

Week 2 Topic One Diane Arbus Facts

I have selected Diane Arbus for my Photographer of the Week assignment.

Diane was born into the Jewish family, Nemerov, who were wealthy New York, Fifth Avenue department store owners.

She started her photo career with her husband Allan Arbus in the advertising and fashion industries.

She committed suicide at the age 48 in 1971.

The most striking features of Diane's photos are they are almost all in a square format, black and white, and portraits.

Her claim to photography fame is that her portraits tended to be of the unseen, deformed, outcast and outer fringes of society. 

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