Diane Arbus: Cruel, or Kind?
Diane Arbus was a photographer who went from (in her early career) taking pictures of glamorous models for fashion magazines to taking pictures of “freaks” later in her career (little people, giants, transvestites, the mentally disabled.) This is the term she used, not mine. She committed suicide in 1971.
Write four paragraphs (5-6 sentences each) telling me if you think that she was “making ambassadors” of the “freaks” that she photographed, or if she was being mean and exploitative. She said that she was “shining a light on people that society looks past.” Google her work. Does her work look kind, or cruel?