Diane Arbus

Anthony W. Lee and John Pultz

Two fine essays establish the idea that redefining family life was a central ambition of Arbus’s photography.  Working through this notion, the authors revise our thinking about the role of “freaks” in her work and link her own emotional need for family with the “Family of Man” sprit that permeated photography at the time.  Central to their thinking are a number of family portraits that Arbus produced on assignment or commission, including a wonderful session with Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.

141 pages