Exhibition dates: December 6, 2008 - February 8, 2009
This first retrospective of the works of Diane Arbus (1923-1971) ever organized in France, brings together all the images commissioned to the New York photographer by the Anglo-Saxon press in the 1960s.
The exhibition will present the original pages of the magazines, which correspond to the first appearance of these photographs: Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Nova, The Sunday Times Magazine... While some of these photographs have become icons of contemporary America, others are yet to be discovered. The variety of subjects dealt with offers a wide perspective on Diane Arbus' talent, ranging from anonymous of celebrity portraits (Norman Mailer, Jorge Luis Borges, Mia Farrow, Marcello Mastroianni, Madame Martin Luther King...), children's fashion, to several « photographic essays » where the images are credited or commented by the photographer herself (« The Vertical Journey », « The Full Circle », « Auguries of Innocence »...). The unprecedented connections realized in Pierre Leguillon's display underline the actuality of this major 20th century practice.