Ideas series : seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary

Kubicki, Kathy (2014) Ideas series : seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. Photoworks,

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A discussion of a single photograph: Diane Arbus, Xmas Tee in Levittown 1963. I have always been fascinated by the work of Diane Arbus. Following several visits to the groundbreaking show Revelations at the V&A, the UK’s first comprehensive survey of her life and work, Arbus’s original approach to photography confirmed for me that the power of her vision remains embedded in her photos. I was asked to respond to the question ‘what makes a good photograph’ in the run up to Christmas, and I immediately had in mind Arbus’s photo, Xmas tree in Living Room, Levittown L.I. 1963.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article was originally commissioned by Photoworks as part of the Ideas Series What Makes a Great Photograph? for publication on the website January 2014
Research Area: American studies and anglophone area studies
Art and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017)
Depositing User: Katherine Kubicki
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 12:15
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 10:50

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