“I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them.” – Diane Arbus
Nearly 100 images of American master photographer, Diane Arbus have gone on show at The Hayward Gallery in London, most of them have never been seen before in Europe. The solo show includes some fifty photographs which exploring the early years of her career, from 1956 to 1962, when Diane developed the direct, psychologically acute style for which she later became so endlessly celebrated.
The exhibition also includes some of her most famous pictures, including Identical Twins and a Jewish giant, all of them in original silver prints made by the artist herself. Children in the street, transgender individuals, strippers, carnival workers, beachgoers: the spectrum of American society has found itself cross Diane Arbus’ lens.
‘Diane Arbus: in the beginning’ is on until May 6th at the Hayward Gallery.