Diane Arbus


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Diane Arbus

  1. 1. “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.”By: Kendall Newman
  2. 2.  1923-1971 Best known for black- and-white square Photo of Diane, taken in 1962 photographs of dwarves, giants, transgender people, and circus people One of her most famous photographs
  3. 3.  Born Diane Nemerov to a Jewish immigrant couple who lived in New York City  Her family owned Russek’s, a famous Fifth Avenue department storeRussek’s Department store, (nowclosed) Taken in October, 2006
  4. 4.  Her family was wealthy so she was not affected by the Great Depression She attended Fieldstone School for Ethical Culture In 1941, she married her childhood sweetheart Allan Diane and Allan Arbus Arbus
  5. 5.  She had two daughters: Doon, born in 1945 & Amy, born in 1954 Diane and Allan separated in 1958, but weren’t divorced until 1969 Taught at Parsons School of Design She committed suicide in July, 1971 “Portrait of a Mother” Famous photograph of Diane and her daughter Doon, taken in 1946
  6. 6. “Siamese” taken in polish community in New York CityBoy in centralpark, New York Fire eater at a circus in New York
  7. 7.  Her husband, Allan  Together the were fashion photographers  Several pictures featured in VogueOne of her and Allan’s photographs thatwas published in Vogue in May, 1952
  8. 8.  In late 1950’s Arbus started taking black and white portraits of people These photos were her most successful Several photos published in Esquire magazine in 1960 Transgender, taken May 1959
  9. 9.  Changed the way society looked at outcasts. She highlighted people in black and white to show that they were common and simple, no the monsters some people made them out In the Land of Things, to be December 1957 New York City
  10. 10. “Bags” taken at a field in New York
  11. 11.  Challenged society to look at the people and not at the label Transgender, prostitute s, dwarves; were all humans to her She did not believe they were any different Others soon followed her opinions
  12. 12.  Many critics thought Diane’s photographs were:  Unethical  Crude  Misrepresentation of society
  13. 13.  Released in 2006 Earned 3 out of 4 stars Time Magazine reviewed the movie and titled its article “Exploiting Diane Arbus” Time believed the movie took away from her true brilliance and degraded her inhumanely just to earn money
  14. 14.  "Diane Arbus Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 07 Mar. 2013. "Fur (film)." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 03 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. Schickel, Richard. "Exploiting Diane Arbus." Time Magazine. Cable News Network, CNN LLC., 3 Nov. 2006. Web. 18 Mar. 2013. "Diane Arbus." time.com., n.d. Web. 07 Mar. 2013. Diane Arbus Diane Arbus Foundation. 03 Jan. 2013. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.
  15. 15.  "Famous Photographers | Kays Photography/Graphic Design Blog." Kays PhotographyGraphic Design Blog. Word Press, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. Kim, Eric. "The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker." EasyBib. N.p., 15 Oct. 2012. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. Casel, James. “The Significance of Diane’s Legacy." New York Times. New York Times, New York LLC., 3 Nov. 2006. Web. 18 Mar. 2013.