Some photographers create such powerful images that their work become iconic. Diane Arbus is one of them. Arthur Lubow, a New York Times Magazine contributing writer and author of Diane Arbus: Portrait of a Photographer, explains how Diane Arbus and Lisette Model became friends, what Arbus learned from Model, and the resemblances and divergences of their respective approaches to photography.
Lubow’s lecture will reference the current exhibition of Lisette Model’s Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, so it would be wise to arrive in advance of the lecture to take in that exhibit, if you’ve not yet seen it. Lisette Model (1901-1983) is one of the most influential street photographers, best known for her direct portrayal of the peculiarities of average people captured candidly in everyday situations. She was born in Vienna and discovered photography when she moved to Paris and joined André Kertész’s circle. In 1937 she decided to become a photographer and the next year she immigrated to New York City. Model’s work appeared regularly in publications such as Harper’s Bazaar and her work was included in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1940. She was also an influential artist and teacher who famously taught Diane Arbus.
Lecture, $20–reservations required. (561) 392-2500 or Tickets.