diane arbus | portraits in the park

"In the 1940s and ’50s, as a newlywed fashion photographer collaborating with her husband, Diane Arbus lived near Central Park. After their marriage broke up in 1959, Arbus moved downtown, within a few blocks’ walk of Washington Square. In both parks, she would meet and photograph people, catching them on foot or at rest. Arbus herself cut a memorable figure: a small, pixieish woman, weighed down by several bulky cameras and flash guns, coaxing passersby to pause and pose."

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 Seated young couple on a park bench, N.Y.C. 1962

Seated young couple on a park bench, N.Y.C. 1962

 Lillian and Dorothy Gish, eleventh generation Americans and renowned film stars, of Orphan of the Storm and Way Down East, Central Park, NYC, 1964

Lillian and Dorothy Gish, eleventh generation Americans and renowned film stars, of Orphan of the Storm and Way Down East, Central Park, NYC, 1964

 Teenage boy on a bench in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962

Teenage boy on a bench in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962

 Diane Arbus in Central Park, by Tod Papageorge, 1967

Diane Arbus in Central Park, by Tod Papageorge, 1967