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Sort order. Start your review of Diane Arbus: Monograph. Feb 23, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: An unpretentious, frank essay by the photographer herself opens the collection and provides a useful lens through which to view her work.
View all 3 comments. Disturbing, haunting, affecting Diane Arbus forces us to look at people we'd rather not look at if given the choice, and to think about 'differentness' we'd rather not think about in polite society. Yet like a car wreck and resulting gaper's block we can't look away. These people, and yes they are people, are today's lepers, shunned and banished from the mainstream - or worse. Her photographs, straight-on and unblinking and in un-flattering light, expose and magnify the flaws, awkwar Disturbing, haunting, affecting Her photographs, straight-on and unblinking and in un-flattering light, expose and magnify the flaws, awkwardness and differentness of her subjects.
Yet we identify with these unfortunates who for the most part have been born with, and have to bear, a disability or more politically correct, a challenge. We have our own flaws, awkwardness and differentness; we're just better at hiding them. But for the grace of God View 1 comment. Nov 30, Vanessa rated it really liked it. This is the 40th anniversary edition of a collection of Arbus's photos chosen after her death by her daughter Roon and her close friend Marvin Israel.
The introduction is by Arbus herself, a pieced-together essay chosen from various sources including an interview with Studs Terkel and audio from a class she taught. The cobbled together origins explain why the text is interesting but fragmentary, yet it suits its subject-you can imagine Diane Arbus jumping from point to point in conversation as h This is the 40th anniversary edition of a collection of Arbus's photos chosen after her death by her daughter Roon and her close friend Marvin Israel.
The cobbled together origins explain why the text is interesting but fragmentary, yet it suits its subject-you can imagine Diane Arbus jumping from point to point in conversation as her enthusiasm moved her minute to minute.
While Arbus was probably best known for photographing people on the fringes of polite society carnies, drag queens, nudists , my favorite picture is probably the one of a widow in her bedroom with a subtle yet unmistakably heartbroken face surrounded by Buddhist art. There is so much going on in this picture that you could stare at it for days trying to digest everything in the frame and yet the execution appears effortless and light as a feather.
I don't know how she did it, but when you look at her pictures you really are staring into its subject in an exhilheratingly intimate way. Among other things it makes me wonder, if Diane Arbus were to magically appear and ask to take my picture, would I say yes? Some of the pictures were taken as late as , the year Diane Arbus committed suicide at age Reading the introduction, she was someone so curious and engaged with the world that it's hard to understand how she came to that end.
She's a huge influence on modern photography, including the work of Cindy Sherman and Mary Ellen Mark for starters. This book is beautifully put together with fantastic reproductions of her pictures.
Other than the text by Arbus herself at the beginning, the pictures and their titles do all the talking. It's just you and Diane Arbus, with neither guides nor filters. View 2 comments. Her subjects are often unusual and many times nude. The intensity she captures in people's eyes is so powerful. You can't help but want to delve deeper, better understand their stories.
From giants to little people, teen lovers to elderly nudists, the balance, curiosity, emotion, power that she depicts makes her one of the greats.
And more complicated. I do have a feeling for the print but I don't have a holy feeling Her subjects are often unusual and many times nude. I do have a feeling for the print but I don't have a holy feeling for it.
I really think what it is, is what it's about. I mean it has to be of something. And what it's of is always more remarkable than what it is. Diane Arbus' works portray the beautiful in the subliminal. A celebration of the diversity of life in ways human eyes have never perceived before. Mar 04, Karan rated it it was amazing. Love street photography, black and white. I have the original hardcover edition of this book, which I bought in Diane Arbus came to Atlanta a year or so before her death and gave a talk at Nexus a photographers' collective, if I remember correctly.
Over the years, I have returned to this book time and again, always surprised by the images. The book itself is exceptionally well-made, with beautiful reproductions of the photographs. I saw some of the photographs from this book at an exhibit two years ago, and they and this book have I have the original hardcover edition of this book, which I bought in I saw some of the photographs from this book at an exhibit two years ago, and they and this book have stood the test of time.
Jan 08, Steven Miljavac rated it liked it. I have no doubt that Diane Arbus was a tremendously talented photographer. But this collection, and comparable collections by other influential photographers, seem to always have a few gems and then a bunch of filler that just look like simple snapshots.
I guess you had to be there or something. Jun 16, Megan ReadingRover rated it it was amazing Shelves: goodreads-challenge , picture-books , print-books , coffee-table-books. Diane Arbus photography is amazing.
The subjects are all extremely unique regular just doing mundane things. They are all beautiful yet eerie in some way. Jun 22, Steven Godin rated it really liked it Shelves: art-photography. Some of Arbus's finest work. Loved the central park photos. Feb 18, Amy Nicole rated it it was ok Shelves: reviewed , art-and-art-photography. Diane Arbus takes pictures of very intriguing subjects, and about five of those pictures actually stand out in this collection.
When she gets one of those stand out shots, it's really exceptional. There are some pictures that are striking and jarring and breathtaking.
Diane Arbus: Monograph
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