Diane Arbus: A Biography Topics for Discussion

Patricia Bosworth
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It is perhaps a stereotype that the average person views artists as odd or "off center." Describe the specific aspects of Diane's personality and behaviors that fit this stereotype.

One of the overriding depictions of Diane Arbus in this work is her need for attention and love. Give specific examples of these traits from her life.

Promiscuity on the part of females is often psychologically related to their lack of a loving relationship with their father. Discuss Diane's relationship with her father as it might relate to her adult promiscuity.

What do you believe were Diane's contributions to photography as an art form? Cite specific examples or statements by the author to support this.

Diane's subject matter shocked and at times disgusted mainstream society. What societal groups might still find this true today? Why?

In what ways can Diane Arbus be compared to the general beliefs and...

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