Wednesday, November 22, 2006


review - Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph

I'm viewing the paperback edition of this 1972 book. ISBN # 0-912334-41-X. This is a photo book of black and whites by Arbus, but contains an autobiographical essay in the beginning 12 pages or so.

The rest of the book is filled with square format b&w photographs of people on the r hand page, and a title or phrase for the photo on the lower left page.

Most of these photos were taken from the late '60s to early '70s, and are not of any subjects that I recall during this time.

The photos show unusual looking people, or normal looking people in odd situations or with masks on. There are midgets, giants, families, babies, couples, nudists, hippies, twins, triplets, and one photo of just a house on a hill, or what appears to be a prop or the front of a house, with a cloudy sky that is probably my favorite photo in the book.

This is an odd set of photographs, mildly intriguing, but the photos of the odd people would make much more sense if there were some text describing more about them.

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