D I A N E   A R B U S : HE/SHE/THEY

Diane Arbus’ documentary work in 1960s New York explores the lives of the ‘other:’ those who live the roles not prescribed to their bodies. These selected images feature female impersonators and women who embody varying forms of womanhood. From femininity constructed through makeup to femininity that rejects gender expectations, Arbus’ portraits are portrayals of atypical American female beauty.

 
Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Nancy Burson

Nancy Burson

Andrew Bush

Andrew Bush

Antonio Caballero

Antonio Caballero

Jo Ann Callis

Jo Ann Callis

Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide

Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence

Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee

Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee

Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas

Yasumasa Morimura

Yasumasa Morimura

Lise Sarfati

Lise Sarfati

 
Tomoko Sawada

Tomoko Sawada

Katsumi Watanabe

Katsumi Watanabe

 

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