The photographs of Diane Arbus (1923–1971) are powerful allegories of postwar America. Once seen they are rarely forgotten. Contemporary audiences found the way that Arbus approached the genre of portraiture confronting and her work continues to polarise opinion. The images raise difficult, uncomfortable questions concerning the intent of the photographer.
See details of the exhibition at http://nga.gov.au/Arbus/Default.cfm
Content and image courtesy NGA. Image copyright Diane Arbus.
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