If you're not familiar with photographer Diane Arbus, now's the time to get acquainted. Her photos are intimate and incredible; they overflow with humanity and honesty. In her journey towards understanding, Arbus captured something equally quirky, haunting, and moving in each image. Every time I look at her work, I am reminded that art is so intrinsically important to the collective compassion of a society; without it, we are lost and merely surviving.
|Double Self-Portrait with Infant Daughter, Doon (1945)|
|Untitled (6) 1970–71|
|Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962|
|A young man in curlers at home on West 20th Street, N.Y.C. 1966|
|Teenager with a baseball bat, 1962|
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