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Description - On the Street by Amy Arbus

Between 1980 and 1990, over five hundred of photographer Amy Arbus's impromptu and edgy portraits of New Yorkers appeared in the Village Voice's monthly fashion feature, "On the Street." The column's missive was to document the city's most adventurous trednsetters as they lived their lives. But Arbus's photographs tell much more than a style story. From the friendliest to the grittiest, every one of these images is a potent tribute to self-expression. Taken as a whole, they reflect an era of contradictions, a time in America when urban individualism and raw creativity were courageously fighting for breathing room and holding their own in a culture ruled by wealthy conservatism and Republican politics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781599620152
ISBN-10: 1599620154
Format: Hardback
(355mm x 267mm x mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: Welcome Enterprises, Inc
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Amy Arbus

Amy Arbus has been photographing professionally for twenty-four years. She is a contributing photographer to New York Magazine theater section. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world including The New Yorker, Aperture, People, ESPN and The New York Times Magazine. Her first book, No Place Like Home, portraits of people who live in unusual homes, was published in 1986. Her second book, The Inconvenience of Being Born, a photo essay on the extreme emotional nature of infants, received an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts. She has had thirteen one-woman exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. A.M. Homes is the author of the novel The End of Alice as well as many short-story collections. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in magazines such as The New Yorker and Artforum, among others, and she is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Mirabella.

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