Tuesday 30 October 2012

Wolf&Disaster presents: Diane Arbus at Foam Amsterdam

As one of her B-day presents this year Miss Wolf got a book of Diane Arbus from a lovely photographer friend that warned her avant-reading that those photos were at the same a caress and a slap.
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.'' - used to say the american photographer and writer Diane Arbus (1923-1971).

Known for her black and white photos of deviant and marginal people as dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.
But most of all her work scream true in through this unknown and awkward faces. Most of all it makes us think about all the use of technologies to cover peoples flows or the ''blurredfication'' of images in order to make them interesting enough to be called art.

"Freaks was a thing I photographed a lot . . . . Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats."
Some of Diane's Arbus works can be seen at the FOAM in Amsterdam from 26th October until 13th of January 2013.