Diane Arbus... I thought about her today


For the sake of a quick detox from the social media 'perfect world' out there. Let's look at some normal people. 

Diane Arbus with her photograph Identical twins, Roselle, NJ 1966, during a lecture in 1970. Photograph: Stephen A Frank

I remember studying about the aesthetics of ugly in school. I had a photography art course at the university in Ravenna and Diane Arbus was the highlight for me back then. She dedicated her career to stress the importance of proper representation of all people. She worked with a wide range of subjects including members of the LGBTQ+ community, strippers, carnival performers, nudists, dwarves, children, mothers, couples, elderly people, and middle-class families. By befriending her subjects, she was able to capture in her work a rare psychological intensity.

Here's a great Pinterest board with her photos if you want to see real people and got tired of the Instagram perfection: https://www.pinterest.at/fcometz/diane-arbus/

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