End Frame: Empathy, Not Sentiment, in Portraiture

January 24, 2012

© Diane Arbus/Courtesy of Aperture

“Woman with a veil on Fifth Avenue, N.Y.C., 1968” is included in the reissue of Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, a recent release, along with Diane Arbus: A Chronology, from Aperture.

This month the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opens a mid-career retrospective of the work of Dutch portrait photographer Rineke Dijkstra, an exhibition that will also travel to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City later this year. When PDN spoke with Dijkstra for the occasion (see: “Seeing is Believing“), she talked about the appeal and influence of Diane...

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