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by Claire Marion

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This isn’t a novelty, this is a classic. If this book isn’t in your photography library yet, we strongly recommend you acquire it and get into the fabulous social photography of Diane Arbus.

 

‘ Between 1954 and her suicide in 1971 Diane Arbus took some 150,000 photographs. Her work was first published in 1960. She was close to Richard Avedon and studied under Alexey Brodovitch. Her posthumous retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1972 showed some 150 portraits upon which her reputation was built and has been sustained ever since. Her subjects ranged from anonymous strangers found on the street to celebrities, freaks, circus people and nudists. They are some of the most daring photographs ever made.’

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