Diane Arbus- Talented and troubled
Diane Arbus was a talented artist. However, like most artists with vision, she battled her own personal demons. This prevented her from enjoying the praise from fans and peers alike. In 1971, Arbus committed suicide after suffering from depression at the age of 48 in Greenwich Village, NY. She did not live to see what impact her work would have on fans of photography and the art industry itself. Despite this, she has grown to legendary status among her fans, holding their admiration of such a talented, yet sad, figure of the art world.
An eye for the bizarre
Diane Arbus had an eye for the some for the most bizarre subjects to be photographed through a camera’s lens. She would take photos of prostitutes, dwarfs, giants, transvestites, and the like. Some of Diane Arbus’s most famous photos include Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, Identical Twins and Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents.