Diane Arbus


1923, New York, New York
1971, New York, New York

Portrait of Diane Arbus

Garry Winogrand, Diane Arbus, "Love-In", Central Park, New York City, 1969; © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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Photographer Judith Joy Ross on Arbus’s enduring influence

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This is photographer Judith Joy Ross.  



For me, Diane Arbuss pictures were the only standard that I thought there was to aspire to. And I dont want to make pictures that look anything like her pictures, but because her pictures were so powerful, that was something that I gauged, I thought you should go towards. 


Because I was so naïve about the world and Arbus knew such secret things about people, I felt that she was someone to aspire to. The way I looked at Arbus is I felt she loved those people. I like the flaws in people. And I accept them all, the whole package. 

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