Jeff Rosenheim On Diane Arbus

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Jeff Rosenheim On Diane Arbus
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The Metropolitan Museum’s Curator in Charge of photography, and custodian of the Diane Arbus Archive, reflects on the continued power and relevance of Arbus’ work, currently on display in the AGO's exhibition "Outsiders: American Photography and Film, 1950s–1980s."

Diane Arbus found most of her subjects in New York, the city in which she was born, and a place that she explored as both a known territory and a foreign land, during the 1950s and 1960s. Her "contemporary anthropology"—portraits of couples, children, carnival performers, nudists, middle-class families, transvestites, people on the street, zealots, eccentrics, and celebrities—stands as an allegory of postwar America and an exploration of the relationship between appearance and identity, illusion and belief, theater and reality.

Friday, May 6, 2016
7:30 pm
Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario
$17 | Members $15 | Students $10

About the AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks:
In celebration of the AGO’s Year of Photography and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the two organizations present a landmark series of talks featuring leading international artists and thinkers reflecting on photography and its impact on our culture. For more information on the full series, visit

The AGO/CONTACT International Photography Talks are generously supported by Penny Rubinoff.
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