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diane arbus

SFMOMA

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in the beginning

This exhibition considers the first seven years of the photographer’s career, from 1956 to 1962. A lifelong New Yorker, Arbus found the city and its citizens an endlessly rich subject for her art. Bringing together over 100 photographs from this formative period, many on display for the first time, ‘diane arbus: in the beginning’ offers fresh insights into the distinctive vision of this iconic American photographer. Find out more about the ‘diane arbus’ exhibition from the SFMOMA website.

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Woman on the street with her eyes closed, N.Y.C. 1956, Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC.

Woman on the street with her eyes closed, N.Y.C. 1956 Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Elderly woman whispering to her dinner partner, Grand Opera Ball, N.Y.C. 1959, Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Elderly woman whispering to her dinner partner, Grand Opera Ball, N.Y.C. 1959 Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Kid in a hooded jacket aiming a gun, N.Y.C. 1957, Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Kid in a hooded jacket aiming a gun, N.Y.C. 1957 Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Lady on a bus, N.Y.C. 1957, Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Lady on a bus, N.Y.C. 1957 Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Jack Dracula at a bar, New London, Conn. 1961, Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

Jack Dracula at a bar, New London, Conn. 1961 Diane Arbus. Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / copyright © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC

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