Portraits Of A Lady

Copyright 1972 The Estate of Diane Arbus, llc

If prostitutes, barflies, transvestites and others living on the margins of society ever had a portraitist, it was Diane Arbus. The New York City-born photographer produced some of the most memorable portraits ever made before her suicide in 1971, and the best have been gathered for a major retrospective of her work at London's Victoria and Albert Museum (www.vam.ac.uk), showing between now and next January.

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