Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Diane Arbus
(1923-1971) born on
Mar 14
US photographer. "She is best known for her photographs of out of the ordinary people, e.g. midgets and giants."

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
"I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do -- that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse."
Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks are born with their trauma. They've already passed it. They're aristocrats.
Everybody has that thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way and that's what people observe. You see someone on the street and essentially what you notice about them is the flaw.


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph," 1972."
R: "In "Diane Arbus: A Biography," Preface by Patricia Bosworth, 1985."
A: "In "On Photography," ch. 1, by Susan Sontag, 1977."
N: "In "Diane Arbus," by Patricia Bosworth, 1985."
K: "In "Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph," 1972."

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