The American photographer and photo journalist Diane ARBUS, with her disturbing images of physically and mentally deformed people, freaks and outsiders in society, is one of the classics of American photography today. When she began to go her own way at the end of the 1950s, which led her to the American provinces, nudist camps, insane asylums and other taboo zones of society, the public reacted with indignation and rejection. Diane ARBUS, who opened her generation to a commonly denied reality, only received the recognition she deserved posthumously.
The famous first monograph was published in the USA in 1972, one year after her suicide. Compiled by her daughter Doon and the New York artist Marvin Israel and supplemented by writings and interview passages by the photographer, the book soon became a classic in its own right, first published in German translation in 2003 and in its second edition in 2011.
With 81 illustrations, the 'Monograph' on the work of Diane ARBUS provides a representative overview.
The monograph was compiled by Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel, supplemented with texts by the photographer. Format: gatefold booklet.
- Jeff L. Rosenheim
- HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 24 x 28,5 cm., 269 pp., b/w ills., text language: English