From the very start of her photography career, Diane Arbus was drawn to the seamy side of humanity. People with strange physical deformities and bizarre lifestyles. Many were circus sideshow freaks, although today we might more politely call them performers. Throughout her career, her work was often misunderstood perhaps contributing to her suicide , but over time the critics and cognoscenti caught on. She was fiercely commited to immersive artmaking, and the impact of her photographs endures. Looking at them now, they may have something new to tell us. Her image of the so-called Jewish giant and his parents came after almost a decade of visits to their New York apartment. He wanted to be an actor but could only find work as a circus attraction, and died at 36, two years after the photo was taken. Starting in the late s, Arbus was on an artistic path quite divergent from her upbringing. Coming from a wealthy, well-educated family—her parents owned a high-end Fifth Avenue department store; her brother was an award-winning poet—she took her camera and dove headfirst into an underground world of oddballs and outsiders.
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