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Diane Arbus

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Alene Lynch

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Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus (1923-1971)
Born on March 14th, 1923 in New York City
Parents: David and Gertrude Nemerov
Siblings: Older brother and younger sister
Died on July 26th, 1971 in New York City (suicide)
Wealthy family, Russek's of Fifth Avenue
Studied at Fieldston School for Ethical Culture
Married Allan Arbus in 1941
Divorced in 1969
Children: Doon Arbus & Amy or Yolanda Arbus
Diane Arbus - Intro to Photography
Diane showed interest in art from an early age.
Allan taught her photography, and bought her her first camera.
The two of them became a successful fashion and advertising photography team.
Diane's father even hired them to photograph his store.
In the 1950s, Diane began to work on her own photography.
She studied with photographer Lisette Model.
She chose to photograph unusual people living on the outskirts of society.
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."
Diane Arbus - Photographic Approach
Portraiture photography
Mostly people in and around New York City
Elements of Design:
Line, Texture, Value, Space
Principles of Design:
Focal Point, Balance, Contrast, Harmony
Usually her angles were straight on
Lighting is flash
Film, 35mm Leica
Diane Arbus - Now
Divorced husband in 1969
Had been struggling with it for a while
Committed suicide in her NYC apartment on July 26th, 1971
Daughter, Doon, gained control of Diane's estate
Her images are still as intense and fresh as they were over 40 years ago
"Some of the most important images in twentieth century photography."
Diane Arbus - An Inspiration
Works Cited
1. "A Fresh Look at Diane Arbus." Smithsonian. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-fresh-look-at-diane-arbus-99861134/>.

2. "DIANE ARBUS - THE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK." DIANE ARBUS - THE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://diane-arbus-photography.com/>.

3. "Diane Arbus." Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/arbus.html>.

4. "Diane Arbus Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://www.biography.com/people/diane-arbus-9187461>.

5. "Diane Arbus, 1923-1971: Photographer Who Found Unusual People." Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://www.manythings.org/voa/people/Diane_Arbus.html>.

6. "Diane Arbus (American, 1923-1971) ." Diane Arbus on artnet. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://www.artnet.com/artists/diane-arbus/>.

7. Lubow, Arthur. "Arbus Reconsidered." The New York Times. The New York Times, 13 Sept. 2003. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/14/magazine/arbus-reconsidered.html>.

8. "Sunday Salon with Greg Fallis." Sunday Salon » Diane Arbus. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2014. <http://www.utata.org/sundaysalon/diane-arbus/>.
Alene Lynch
Photographic Design - PHOA112
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