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Diane Arbus
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Photographer
    (March 14, 1923-July 26, 1971)
    Birth name was Diane Nemerov
    Published photos in 'Esquire,' 'The New York Times Magazine,' 'The Sunday Times Magazine (London),' 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'Newsweek'
    She grew up rich and spoiled.
    She pronounced her name 'dee-ANN.'
    She had a squeaky voice and giggled a lot.
    She was terribly thin.
    She had a long affair with a married man.
    Some find her photographs bleak and depressing.
    She frequently took pictures of the homeless, the mentally retarded, drag queens, fat people, and circus freaks.
    The writer Norman Mailer said: 'Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like giving a hand grenade to a baby.'
    She photographed gritty subjects that were not considered 'appropriate' at the time.
    Despite her taste for the kinky and bizarre, she showed great sympathy to her photographic subjects.
    Her husband, also a photographer, was jealous that she was more talented than he was.
    Despite their differences, she and her husband remained good friends after their divorce.
    She was terribly lonely in the final years of her life.
    She committed suicide at age 48.
    John Waters is a huge fan.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


    In 2018, Out of 66 Votes: 65.15% Annoying
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