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Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus, 1923 — 1971

Diane Arbus started taking pictures in the early 1940s and went on to study photography with Berenice Abbott, Alexey Brodovitch and later, Lisette Model. Her first published photographs appeared in Esquire in 1960. In 1963 and 1966 Arbus was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. In 1967, she was one of three photographers to be included in the landmark exhibition, New Documents, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. A year after her death Arbus was the first American photographer to have work selected for inclusion in the Venice Biennale.

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Tattooed female impersonator applying make-up in mirror, N.Y.C., 1959, Gelatin-silver print



Diane Arbus – Timothy Taylor