The well-known intuitive gifts of Diane Arbus often obscure recognition of her remarkable mind. Indeed, she is arguably the most intelligent of photographers. Drawing on the research he conducted to write his biography, “Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer,” Arthur Lubow will show how Arbus repeatedly alluded to Western art classics, Christian imagery, myths and fairy tales, and he will point out overlooked details in both celebrated and less well known photographs.


Arthur Lubow is a journalist who writes mainly about culture. He has been a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. His previous biography is “The Reporter Who Would Be King,” on the turn-of-the-century American war correspondent Richard Harding Davis.

Copies of Mr. Lubow’s highly acclaimed biography, Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer, will be available for purchase.

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