Diane Arbus was one of the most influential and important photographers of the twentieth century — a visionary who revolutionized photography and altered the course of contemporary art with her striking, now iconic images.

It is impossible to understand the transfixing power of Arbus’s photographs without understanding her life story. Dr. Gail Saltz talks with Arthur Lubow, whose biography of Arbus, Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer, brings to life a strong-minded child of unnerving originality who grew into a formidable artist and forged an intimacy with her subjects that has inspired generations of artists. Lubow has conducted exclusive interviews with Arbus’s friends, lovers and colleagues, and read previously unknown letters, and he brings his own profound critical understanding of photography, to explore Arbus’s unique perspective.

Brief Bios

Dr. Gail Saltz is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital, psychoanalyst with The New York Psychoanalytic Institute, columnist, bestselling author and television commentator including frequent contributing to the Today Show, CNN and MSNBC. She is the emotional wellness contributor to Health Magazine and Health.com, Chair the of 92Y 7 Days of Genius Advisory Committee and Consultant and Event Moderator for the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative.

Arthur Lubow has been a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, a staff writer at The New Yorker and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He received a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a James Beard Award, and is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.

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  • Psychobiography: On Diane Arbus

    Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016, 12 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Weill Art Gallery

    Price: from $25.00

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