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“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”
— Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971)

MPEX Experience

Portraits Revisited

Influenced by looking at Bill Brandt, August Sander, and Frank Meadow Sutcliffe I completed the exercises either side of assignment one in black and white; this has been interesting and there is no doubt that monochrome continues to play an important role in contemporary portraiture but after pursuing colour photography for decades I continue to find it an alien environment in which to work. 695 more words

Research & Reflection

Artist Profile: More From Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus was the first “artist profile” that I posted here at the Shattered Lens.  She’s one of my favorite photographers and when I did the post, I had a hard time limiting myself to just including ten of her photographs.   34 more words


Met's Revamped Mod and Contemporary Collection Will Boast Beckmann, Klee Shows

Met Director and CEO Thomas Campbell began his remarks by reminding the press, who had assembled in the Modern and Contemporary wing of the staunch institution yesterday, that the Met has always been interested in collecting contemporary art, but with the caveat that many of those artists are “old masters today.” 354 more words

Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Girl in Her Circus Costume, Maryland, 1970

Do you remember Arbus’s photos of the “freaks”?

She eventually killed herself. “Everything is so superb and breathtaking. I am creeping forward on my belly like they do in war movies,” she wrote. 29 more words


Research point: Diane Arbus

For this research exercise we are asked to read and reflect upon Liz Jobey’s essay ‘Diane Arbus: A Young Brooklyn family going for a Sunday outing, N.Y.C. 584 more words