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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reading Tonight: An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus

Posted by Alison Hallett on Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 12:29 PM

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At Powell's tonight, Pacific University professor William Schultz reads from his "psychobiography" of photographer Diane Arbus. In the books section this week, Jane Carlen calls it a "a novel blend of character study, art criticism, and cold case."

Until her suicide in 1971, photographer Diane Arbus made a career out of documenting "freaks." Her archive is a hall of fame and mirrors, housing giants, dominatrixes, twins and triplets, and one-of-a-kind oddities like a woman with a baby monkey swaddled like a child. Even regular people became freakish behind her lens.

Read the whole review here. Schultz is reading at the downtown Powell's tonight at 7:30 pm.

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