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Lectures, Talks, Readings

Arthur Lubow with Leo Rubinfien on Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer

Fri, June 10, 2016  6:30 PM

Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

On the occasion of the publication of Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer, author Arthur Lubow discusses with artist Leo Rubinfien the life and practice of Diane Arbus, among the most influential and controversial photographers of the twentieth century. Lubow’s biography draws on previously unpublished letters and exclusive interviews with the photographer’s friends and colleagues.

Arthur Lubow has written about arts and culture for publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Smithsonian. He is the author of The Reporter Who Would be King, a life of the turn-of-the-century American war correspondent Richard Harding Davis. Leo Rubinfien is a photographer and essayist and author of books that include A Map of the East and Wounded Cities. He was also guest curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s retrospectives of Shomei Tomatsu and Garry Winogrand.

This program is being held in connection with the exhibition Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection

Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors).

Cover for Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer by Tod Papageorge. 

Cover for Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer by Tod Papageorge.