Diane Arbus captured the most discredited and bizarre among us in familar and “normal” settings. She saw her subjects as aristocrats who lived life with courage. I have admired her eye for 45 years.
Diane Arbus was renowned for photographing people on the margins, such as the mentally challenged, dwarves, giants, sideshow performers, crossdressers, and transsexuals. Was she merely a privileged voyeur of the vulnerable or an unsung champion of sexual and societal minorities? Here are five stories that will help you cut through the controversy.
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