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An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus

New biography explores the inner life of American photographer
Diane Arbus, 'Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967'
Maria Popova of the website Brain Pickings reviews a new biography of American photographer Diane Arbus: 'In the highly anticipated biography An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus, psychologist Todd Schultz offers an ambitious “psychobiography” of the misunderstood photographer, probing the darkness of the artist’s mind in an effort to shed new light on her art. Shultz not only got unprecedented access to Arbus’s therapist, but also closely examined some recently released, previously unpublished work and writings by Arbus and, in the process, fought an uphill battle with her estate who, as he puts it, “seem to have this idea that any attempt to interpret the art diminishes the art.”' [Read More]