The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.

Diane Arbus

Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962

Diane Arbus (14 March 1923 – 26 July 1971) was one of the most original and influential American photographers of the 20th century. In 2003, she and her work were the subject of a major exhibition: Diane Arbus Revelations that was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and traveled to other locations including The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 2005. In 2006 her life story was the subject of a motion picture starring Nicole Kidman as Diane Arbus.


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