Susan Sontag por Diane Arbus

Susan Sontag por Diane Arbus

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Rhetoric of Social Documentary: Susan Sontag and Diane Arbus

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  • In her seminal On Photography (1977), Susan Sontag accuses Diane Arbus’ documentary-style portraits – a John Waters-esque collection of dwarfs, transvestites, nudists, tattooed men and mentally retarded kids – of cruel exploitation. “In photographing dwarfs, you don’t get majesty and beauty… you get dwarfs.”

    In her seminal On Photography (1977), Susan Sontag accuses Diane Arbus’ documentary-style portraits – a John Waters-esque collection of dwarfs, transvestites, nudists, tattooed men and mentally retarded kids – of cruel exploitation. “In photographing dwarfs, you don’t get majesty and beauty… you get dwarfs.”

Millions viewed traveling exhibitions of her work in 1972–1979