1923, New York, New York
1971, New York, New York
Photographer Judith Joy Ross on Arbus’s enduring influence
This is photographer Judith Joy Ross.
For me, Diane Arbus’s pictures were the only standard that I thought there was to aspire to. And I don’t 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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