On Diane Arbus: Establishing a Revisionist Framework of Analysis

  title={On Diane Arbus: Establishing a Revisionist Framework of Analysis},
  author={Philip Charrier},
  journal={History of Photography},
  pages={422 - 438}
The recent publication of a large selection of Diane Arbus's private papers, contact sheets and prints presents an opportunity to re-examine existing interpretations of her photography. More than merely overcoming the Sontag-based critical tradition of evaluating Arbus on moral and psychological terms, this article is concerned with widening the scope of inquiry. Areas explored include Arbus's conceptual approach to the magazine photo-essay, her ongoing failure after 1961 to publish her essays… 
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