Term2Week2 Photography.

I am start to research the infromation about the photographer “Diane Arbus” and start to prepare that for the presentation in week4.

” Diane Arbus (14 March 1923 – 26 July 1971) was one of the most original and influential American photographer of the 20th century. In 2003, she and her work were the subject of a major exhibition: Diane Arbus Revelations  that was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and traveled to other locations including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 2005. ” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Arbus)

There are some images by Diane Arbus are quite impressed me.

The first impression for this image is make me feel shocked.  The woman who is on the right of this image look s beautiful and give us some feeling of calmness and we can feel that she looks like the people who are from the fairy tale.

The girl who is on the left of this image looks pure and we can feel she can relax with this woman, and seems that the woman can give some kinds of comfort to her often.

As Diane Arbus said: ” There’s a quality of legend about freaks.  Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle.  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.”

This image looks funny, but still a fabulous one. The woman had the same hairdo with her dog, so we can get the information that the woman loves her dog very much.  However, That is not the most important point in this image. We still can think about what kind of information does Diane Arbus try to tell us in this image. 

What’s more, the lighting creative some more mystery effect on this image.

That is just my first impression to the Diane’s photography, and then i will do more research and do more analysis before my presentation. Hopefully i can make more intersting points in next time.


~ by cici928 on January 23, 2010.

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