Edition 2023

Diane Arbus

Born 1923 in New York, United States.
Died 1971 in New York, United States.

Diane Arbus is one of the most influential photographers of all time. She revolutionized the art she practiced, transforming our understanding of what it means to be human.

Her photographs first appeared publicly in the 1960’s. She was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim fellowship in 1963 and 1966. In 1967, she featured in New Documents, John Szarkowski’s landmark exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Arbus’s depictions of couples, children, female impersonators, nudists, families, pedestrians, and circus performers constitute a diverse and singularly compelling portrait of humanity. A year after her death in 1971, her work was included in the Venice Biennale, the first time any photographer had been so honored.

Fifty years after her death and countless museum retrospectives, her work has lost none of its power to engender disquiet.
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    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
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