Next week marks what would have been the 92nd birthday of the gifted and troubled photographer Diane Arbus
Born Diane Nemerov on March 14, 1923, in New York City. Diane developed a love for the arts in high school creating a range of interesting drawings and paintings, she learned photography from her husband, Allan Arbus, and together they started an advertising and fashion photography business. Diane soon began to explore her own unique style of photography. Her confronting, unusual images of the people she met while living in New York created a unique and interesting portrait of the city's seedy underbelly. Sadly her career was cut short when she committed suicide in 1971 at the age of 48.
Over the course of her short career, Arbus created a prolific body of work that would inspire photographers for years to come.