Diane Arbus

Posted in Photoblog, Photography by Rollfilm on August 31, 2006

Norman Mailer on Diane Arbus: “Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child.” (1963)

photos: Diane Arbus

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Boy with a straw hat waiting to march in a pro-war parade, N.Y.C. 1967


Woman with veil on Fifth Avenue, N:Y:C. 1968 N:Y:C: 1968


Puerto Rican woman with a beauty mark, N.Y.C. 1965


A young man with curlers at home on West 20th Street, N.Y.C. 1966


Tattooed man at a carnival, Md. 1970

Fur” is a movie about the life of diane Arbus (played by N. Kidman) which is about to be released in the upcoming months. It is based on the Arbus-biography by Patricia Bosworth. See Kidmans website for more details.


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  1. cha said, on August 31, 2006 at 11:15 am

    ah.. i love the second photo so much.
    i just keep staring at it.

    didn’t know a movie was gonna come out… i’m interested to see the result, although i’m not really sure about kidman.. but oh well.

  2. neath said, on August 31, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    Should be an interesting if not controversial film. I ve been a long time fan and have read the Bosworth bio, so I will check it out. Thanks!

  3. once-keen said, on August 31, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    weiß nicht wie du anders zu erreichen bist. schau mal nach gerhard aba. eine empfehlung für das feature.

  4. Susanna said, on August 31, 2006 at 9:51 pm

    One of my favourite photographers ever.
    Will be interesting to see how Kidman portrays her…

  5. Cheryl said, on May 23, 2007 at 6:57 am

    I saw the movie (twice in a row!) and I loved it. The cinematography is amazing…I could feel, smell, and taste everything. It was beautiful, erotic, a feast for your senses!

  6. Jeanette & Kathy said, on July 9, 2007 at 6:49 am

    We had no idea who this artist was…at the end of the movie we ran to our computer to look up more info on her life. This movie with an amazing performance by Nicole Kidman & Robert Downey Jr., was beautiful, inspiring, and seductive. Watch it…you will be intrigued.

  7. Lorna said, on July 11, 2007 at 5:36 am

    I had never heard of Diane Arbus, but saw the movie trailer, so I rented it and watched it tonite.
    I immediately looked up more info on her and checked out her photo gallery online.

    I agree that the performances of Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr. were very good. They made you care about their relationship.

  8. Jessica said, on August 21, 2007 at 4:40 am

    I must say, i agree with all. Just watched the movie and immediatly came to research all about her! Love her and her work! I wish i could have met her.

  9. kamila said, on September 14, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Arbus was genius, however I need to complain about the movie. It is definitively too naive for European viewers. Even thou I like Kidman, I could not bear her sighing all the time, she was ridiculous.
    The good thing is u really want to know more, or rather true story about Arbus after watching the movie.

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