Quote of the Week by Diane Arbus


“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” —Diane Arbus (1923 -1971)

Diane Arbus, an American photographer and writer, was best known for her work highlighting the marginalised sections of society, in the form of her B&W portraits. She captured her sense of amazement for what was normally perceived as unsightly and eerie. Arbus experienced depressive episodes and violent changes of mood, ultimately leading to her suicide in 1971. A year after her death, she became the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennale. The book Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, is one of the bestselling photography monographs.

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