Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Diane Arbus - Photographer Research

Diane Arbus ( March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of "deviant and marginal people (dwarfs,giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.". Arbus believed that a camera could be “a little bit cold, a little bit harsh” but its scrutiny revealed the truth; the difference between what people wanted others to see and what they really did see – the flaws. A friend said that Arbus said that she was "afraid . . . that she would be known simply as 'the photographer of freaks'"; however, that phrase has been used repeatedly to describe her. WIKIPEDIA

As part of my specialist location, I intend to shoot people we would not usually gain access to and Diane Arbus does just that, although I would not call my intended people freaks!

1 comment:

  1. Can you say where you got your quote from please Vicky.