"DIANE ARBUS: People and Other Singularities"
Photo by Douglas M. Parker Studio
Diane Arbus was born in New York City in 1923, and began her solo career as a photographer in the mid-1950s. She received the Guggenheim fellowship in 1963 and 1966. Her work is in many major public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Tate Modern, London, and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Arbus was the first American photographer to have work exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia (1972). Other important exhibitions include "Diane Arbus," Museum of Modern Art, New York (1972); "Diane Arbus: Retrospective," Seibu Museum, Tokyo, (1973); and "Diane Arbus: Revelations," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2003), which traveled to seven museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (through 2006). A major traveling European retrospective will open at Jeu de Paume in Paris in October 2011.