Diane Arbus one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. She was best known for her intimate black-and-white portraits.
A friend said that Arbus said that she was "afraid . . . that she would be known simply as 'the photographer of freaks'"; however, that phrase has been used repeatedly to describe her. - LensCulture
She was known for going to great lengths to get the shots she wanted. She became friends with many other famous photographers, including Richard Avedon and Walker Evans. - biography.com
Diane Arbus was an Americanphotographer and writer noted for photographs of marginalized people —dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal.Original article
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.
The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.
A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.
For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.