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Diane Arbus Symposium

A discussion on the photography of Diane Arbus.

This one-day symposium is organised by the V&A to coincide with hosting the first international museum retrospective of the work of Diane Arbus in more than thirty years. Arbus redefined the art of photography in the twentieth century with her startling images and bold subjects. Her pictures made from the mid-1950s until the early 1970s include portraits of couples, children, carnival performers, nudists, middle class families, transvestites, people of the streets, zealots, eccentrics and celebrities, that amount to a contemporary anthropology.

A prestigious panel of speakers includes individuals who knew and worked closely with Diane Arbus, curators and scholars who have researched the Arbus archive, contemporary photographers and experts from other disciplines, to cast new light on the artist whose important imagery continues to challenge and enrich us today.

Full rate £37, senior citizens, Friends and Patrons of the V&A £31, students on state-funded courses, disabled people and ES40 holders £11. Ticket price includes morning coffee, afternoon tea and entry to the Diane Arbus Revelations exhibition. Lunch is not included in the ticket price. A free place can be offered to a carer accompanying a registered disabled person and a free lecturer place is offered for every ten student tickets booked. Tickets must be booked in advance by calling 020 7942 2211 or emailing bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

In the V&A Lecture Theatre.


Neil Selkirk | talks
Martin Barnes | talks
Elisabeth Sussman | talks
Dr. Mike Weaver | talks
Adam Phillips | talks
Geoff Dyer | talks | www
Toby Glanville | talks
Jeff Rosenhelm | talks
Bettina Von Zwelh | talks
Peter Crookston | talks


Date and Time:

3 December 2005 at 10:00 am


Full Day



Victoria and Albert Museum (learning)
Learning and Interpretation
The V&A Museum, Cromwell Road
+44 20 79 42 21 89

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£37, Concessions apply

Available from:

V&A Bookings Office: 0207 942 2211 or e-mail bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

Additional Information:

Please go to the V&A website - www.vam.ac.uk for further details and other programmes.

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