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Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus, 1923 — 1971

Diane Arbus (b. 1923, New York, d. 1971, New York) was an American photographer best known for her intimate black-and-white portraits, which have been celebrated as powerful allegories of postwar America. Confrontational and often unsettling, Arbus’s photographs have been widely praised for their diverse representations of American society as expanding the parameters of both acceptable subject matter and the role of the photographer.

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A woman passing on the street, N.Y.C., 1971, Gelatin-silver print
Albino sword swallower at a carnival, Md., 1970, Gelatin-silver print
Elizabeth Taylor look-alike reclining on a bed, London, England, 1969, 1969, Gelatin-silver print
Winston Churchill look-alike, London, England., 1969, 1969, Gelatin-silver print
Wax Museum: Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret, London, England., 1969, Gelatin-silver print
Superstar seated on a couch with her chin on her hands, N.Y.C., 1968, 1968, Black and white silver gelatin print



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