Monday, May 30, 2011


Diane Arbus

A tragic figure,

Always seeing the obscure

Taking portraits of empathy

Unable to escape the images in her mind

A tortured restless soul

Giving compassion to others, showing their beauty

Unable to see her own

The ups and downs

Black and white

Her parents encouraged her

Stieglitz influenced her

Showing her Brady and O'Sullivan

With her husband she did advertising

Restless and blue, taking after her mother

Popular with magazines

She didn't know she was like a modern Van Gogh

Photographs from Diane Arbus...


  1. I like this lady a lot. I learned about her in my photography class last semester. Her pictures are very unique and interesting.

  2. This was a nice poem, but it's so sad how her life ended. She had such talent.


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