The Hayward Gallery is now showcasing her earliest
work, a prolific fledgling period from 1956-1962. During these years, she was fascinated by people creating a new identity for themselves, and aimed to capture the
everyday elements of these performances. Highlight exhibits focus on a rich cross-section of New Yorkers, from a carnival
of misfits (strippers and transvestites) to those trying to establish themselves in society.
The Hayward was
the first UK gallery to exhibit her work back in 1974, and next year sees a
welcome return. This exhibition is an exquisitely detailed documentation of the sheer variety of life in post-war New York. It's widely acknowledged that Arbus was particularly proud of her ability to shine lights on the many secrets of the city, saying 'I really believe there are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them.'
|What||diane arbus: in the beginning, Hayward Gallery|
|Where||Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
13 Feb 19 – 06 May 19, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
|Price||£12.50 - £15.50|
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|