DIANE ARBUS | Constellation

LUMA Arles, Arles, France
26 May 2023
The photography of Diane Arbus is the result of this tireless search, the sum of countless hours of walking, dictated as much by the element of chance as by the indescribable intuition of instinct. As much as the result of her work appears precise, well-framed, and coherent, her off-camera is chaotic, organic, and scattered to the four corners of the city. This off-camera is a network of paths that intersect and draw, like a spider’s web, hundreds of points on the map all linked together by a unique desire for poetic revelation. It is precisely this cartography across time and space that interests us here.