New York really is calling my name at the moment. I’ve not been for aeons but I’m definitely feeling signs that I need to be there. For example, this exhibition, that The Met Breuer is hosting from July 12th. Diane Arbus: In The Beginning looks at seven important early years of the influential photographer, from when she took her first proper roll of 35mm film and presciently numbered it, #no 1.
There will be over 100 photographs on display, of which more than two-thirds have never been seen before. The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired the majority of its Diane Arbus archive fairly recently, in 2007 via gifts from her daughters Doon Arbus and Amy Arbus, which explains why these early works are being explored only now. While Arbus is known for her later larger format portraits of New York misfits, these earlier photos promise to let us follow her early progression.
Diane Arbus: In The Beginning will be at The Met Breuer from July 12th- November 27th 2016
WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAHE: Diane Arbus
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