The Easel

Diane Arbus: The First Chapter Jeff Rosenheim with Michèle Gerber Klein

Diane Arbus has long divided opinions. Late career images of “freaks” are viewed by some as predatory but by others as empathetic. From the start, doing street photography, she took a different approach: “Although the image isn’t staged, she demands that the subject address her in a way that interested none of the other photographers of her generation … a completely new way of doing documentary style photography”.