Lisette Model on Diane Arbus, 1972

In the Creative Arts Telvision documentary on Diane Arbus from 1972, Lisette Model says,

“and she posed everybody, either in the streets, or in their homes, and let them look directly at her, or into the camera, and by doing so, one would have believed that that would freeze the picture, but it was just the opposite – her influence upon these people, and their reaction to her, made the picture as spontaneous as if it were not posed. That was a great contribution.”

This may be in the Bosworth book, too, but it bears repeating.

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