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Diane Arbus - Freaks, Outsiders and Misfits

Acknowledged as one of the great figures of American photography, Diane Arbus took her own life 40 years ago this week. Known to many for taking black & white photos of deviant & marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers, outsiders) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal. Arbus believed that a camera could be “a little bit cold, a little bit harsh” but its scrutiny revealed the truth; the difference between what people wanted others to see and what they really did see – the flaws.

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