14 Photographs Arbus Would Appreciate
Arbus is legendary for her New York street photography, and intimate portraits of families, children, and people living outside convention in Fifties and Sixties America. She boldly expanded her comfort zone and regularly took risks to capture her images, documenting people that were often avoided or overlooked, as well as portraying everyday life in a different light. Her career as an independent artist was brief but powerful; Arbus was the first American to have their photography included in the Venice Biennale in 1972, a year after she committed suicide at the age of 48.
In celebration of her exceptional point of view, please enjoy some street art photography and contemporary photo portraits from Saatchi Art artists that we think Diane Arbus would appreciate… You can also discover what’s catching our curator’s eye in our featured Contemporary Photography Collection…
(Image: ‘Comfort Zone’ – Image #15; Print 4 of 20, an unstaged full length color beach portrait by Saatchi Art One to Watch artist TADAO CERN. Visit One to Watch to learn more about Tadao and his photographic art.
(Image: dangerous selfie (limited edition 1 of 10 signed and numbered photographs), by Saatchi Art artist angelo dorigo)
(Image: Jesse at the Pool, 2016, FRAMED – Limited Edition 1 of 20, a sexy Seventies style male portrait by Saatchi Art artist stephanie vovas. You can read more about Stephanie on CANVAS…)
Before fully devoting herself to her personal work in the late 1950’s, Arbus worked with her husband Allan to style the fashion spreads he shot for Glamour and Vogue. (Image: Quita With Hatbox / #3 of 15, surreal patterned fashion art photography by Saatchi Art artist David Mendelsohn)