Diane Arbus: A Biography - Afterword Summary & Analysis

Patricia Bosworth
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Afterword Summary and Analysis

Diane Arbus, like many artists, enjoyed far more fame after he death than during her lifetime. She can be considered an iconoclast within her field, as she forever altered documentary photography in both technique and subject matter. Following her death, an exhibit titled, "Diane Arbus Revelations" toured the United States and Russia, with the same ambivalent reactions as exhibits during her lifetime. Nonetheless, her insistence on capturing the realities of the turbulent decade of the 1960s through the faces of every social and cultural sub-group provides a thorough study of the times.

The release of Arbus photographs has been carefully controlled by the estate, Doon being the executrix. It is the family's belief that, in order to maintain the value of Diane's work, items should be released over time rather than all at once. The photographs continue to escalate in value...

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