A family on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N.Y. 1968 by Diane Arbus

A family on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N.Y. 1968
Modern Photography
Gelatin Silver Photograph
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, USA

In this photograph, Arbus lampoons the experience of post-war suburban life. The nuclear family, husband, wife, and child on a suburban lawn in weekend leisure. The couple are separated physically and metaphorically by a table. The child, playing in the background, symbolizes a bridge between his parents.

Diane Arbus 1923-1971

Diane Arbus
Straight Photography, Street Photography, Documentary Photography, Modern Photography, Identity Art and Identity Politics
Born: 14 March 1923, New York, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 26 July 1971, New York, USA

Arbus was a photographer who photographed a wide range of subjects during her career including strippers, carnival performers, children, mothers, couples, elderly people, and families. Arbus is noted for expanding the concepts of acceptable subject matter and not objectifying her subjects to capture them with a rare psychological intensity

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