A chance encounter- Diane Arbus

This photo comes across to me again and I’d “Like” to share again of this moment that Arbus connected to the boy holding hand grenade in Central Park.One of my most favorite portrait that manifest this specific soul at this particular day time.  Besides Arbus as the master of the specific, her use of light, shade  froze the instant as well.  Stunning image.

side note:

Diane Arbus was an American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of “deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.” 

In 1972, a year after she committed suicide, Arbus became the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennale. Millions of people viewed traveling exhibitions of her work in 1972–1979. In 2003–2006, Arbus and her work were the subjects of another major traveling exhibition, Diane Arbus Revelations.   In 2006, the motion picture Fur, starringNicole Kidman as Arbus, presented a fictional version of her life story.

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