Tuesday, November 11, 2014
There's a quality of legend about freaks. Like a person in a fairy tale who stops you and demands that you answer a riddle. Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats.
Diane Arbus (1923-1971), U.S. photographer. Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph (1972).
From class lectures given in 1971.