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Diane Arbus

Is This the Most Important Photograph of the 20th Century?

Matthew Israel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

At the time of William Eggleston's exhibition, color was shunned in serious photography circles. Until then photographers used color only for advertising and journalism, and it was widely despised by the mainstream art world of the time.

The Simple Act That Will Ignite Your Sexual Fantasies

Erica Jagger | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Little did I know last spring, when I did my first boudoir shoot, that being photographed would become an erotic experience in itself, one that mimics the experience of having sex. There is the phenomenon of getting turned on fantasizing about the upcoming encounter.

Emotions, Memories and Reflections

Michael Hafftka | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

I am drawn to painting war because I fear it, I fear losing my life or living without freedom. My parents survived the gas chambers and pogroms in which their families perished. The infinite oscillation between victor and vanquished is as present in our world as it was 2000 years ago.

Women in Art: Marilyn Minter

Malcolm Harris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

Marilyn Minter's work is like an explosion of wonderfulness. To be exact, her work is like wonderfulness on steroids, glamour on crack and iconography on cocaine.

Curation as a New Translation: Diane Arbus 1971-1956 at Fraenkel Gallery

Larissa Archer | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts
Larissa Archer

DIANE ARBUS Two ladies at the automat, N.Y.C. 1966 © The Estate of Diane Arbus I am not cruel, only truthful--- The eye of a little god, four-cor...

Only In Jew York...

Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts

What do expressionist painter Marc Chagall, surrealist photographer Diane Arbus and tech-happy sculptor Jon Kessler have in common? They were raised w...

100 Years in the Underground: Steichen to Sherman to Infinity

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

If you're in New York and at all interested in photography, do yourself a favor and check out this show.

Diane Arbus: A College Student Remembers

Jack Meyer | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Jack Meyer

. Viewing the work of Diane Arbus is akin to diving into a cold pool; you know what to expect every time, and, yet, you cannot help but feel that shocking sensation each time you engage.

Nicole Kidman Played This Artist On The Big Screen

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.14.2013 | Style

Diane Arbus was an American photographer who worked throughout much of the 1960’s photographing those living on the margins of society. Her photos w...

Happy Birthday, Diane Arbus!

Posted 03.14.2013 | Arts

In honor of Diane Arbus' 90th birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the late photographer's life and work. ...

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Francis Levy | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

It's a far cry from Robert Frank's The Americans; there's something self-congratulatory about the emphasis on style and also dismissive about the way he handles his subjects -- he puts make-up on despair.

Choose Your Intellectual Role Model

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Nick Kolakowski

For aspiring intellectuals, a role model proves all the pondering and toil can (against all odds) end in recognition, validation, and triumph.

Nightmares Real And Imagined

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts

South Africa-based photographer Roger Ballen got his start documenting impoverished South Africans who had been marginalized by the apartheid governme...

From The Horse's Mouth

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts

It is no big surprise that the Huffington Post has a soft spot for all creatures warm and fuzzy. We originally stumbled upon Carli Davidson's work thr...

Olivia Bee's Teenage Dreams

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

Olivia Bee started photographing her friends and family when she was only 11 years old. As a visual diary of sorts, her work captures the saturated dr...

Happy Birthday, Diane Arbus!

Posted 03.14.2012 | Arts

Diane Arbus, the rebellious photographer known for capturing people on the periphery of society would have turned 89 today. Arbus, the daughter of pro...

Diane Arbus' Strange Neighbors

Posted 03.12.2012 | Arts

Diane Arbus's now famous black-and-white photographs made supposedly normal people look like freaks and supposed freaks look altogether normal. She sn...

Thinking Photography With Diane Arbus and Errol Morris

Michael Roth | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Michael Roth

A photograph "partially takes us outside ourselves" and "gives us a glimpse . . . of something real." This is a key part of what Arbus and Morris are both after.

"A Photograph Is a Secret About a Secret. The More it Tells You the Less You Know." -- Diane Arbus

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Diane Arbus (revolutionized the art she practiced. Her bold subject matter and photographic approach produced a body of work that is often shocking in its purity.

Addicted Artists We've Lost: A Tribute To Betty Ford

Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

With Betty Ford's death last week, the world at large lost a great humanitarian. But the art world, in particular, lost a benefactor in the former Fir...

William Eggleston: Prince of Melancholy

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Absolutely nothing happens in the world captured in the photos by William Eggleston. But if you take a deep breath, his photos will start to sing to you their irresistible songs.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Garry Winograd to Diane Arbus, Photography Masters At Pier 24, SF

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Harry Callahan, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Andreas Gursky...

Museum Of The City Of New York Releases List Of 400 Top New Yorkers In History

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In honor of Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage across the Atlantic, the Museum of the City of New York came up with a list of 400 notable and legendary New Yo...

Weeds, Episode 2 Recap

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Nancy comes downstairs to find Cesar at her kitchen table. Apparently Esteban has assigned Cesar to keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn't try any funny biz with his baby in her belly.