Diane Arbus: American portraits

Art, Photography
Diane Arbus: American portraits

The leading photographer's work is remembered in this alternative celebration of the US of A

The work of photographer Diane Arbus continues to stir debate among art afficianados. Are her black and white images of people from the margins of our society – including dwarfs, transgender people, circus performers and nudists – a celebration of difference or blatant exploitation? Wherever you stand, Arbus's work has endured and captured the imagination of audiences for decades.

This touring exhibition will include 35 of her images from 1967 to her death in 1971, including Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967, which is said to have inspired the terrifying twins in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Arbus's photos will be exhibited alongside work from other prominent American photographers.

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