Two Ladies at the Automat, NYC, 1966
After seeing the movie Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus,
which was, in my opinion, very lacking, I wanted to know more about
the life and work of this photographic genius. Her work is absolutely
mesmerizing and the film did not do her justice. Patricia Bosworth's
biography Diane Arbus is an insightful look at the tragic life of this
innovative young artist, as well as a vivid picture of the photographic
community in New York City in the 1960's. It is sad that her life ended
so early. I can't help but imagine what her legacy could have been, had
she lived a full and productive life. Bosworth's book is a fascinating look
at the woman behind some of the most dynamic images of our time.
There was a waiting list for this book at my library, so go ahead and
take a spot in your queue now!